More Piecing

A few weeks ago I posted about a signature quilt I started  https://timquilts.com/2014/08/15/signature-block-piecing/

I am using a reproduction line of fabric by Barbara Brackman …see her post here http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com/2014/09/tim-quilts-with-ladies-album-jellyroll.html

I finished the blocks and pieced them together

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I had to make some adjustments. The squares with the signatures are 6 inches ….using a jelly roll to make the nine patches makes a 6 1/2 inch block. I had to trim them down to 6 inches to fit them with the signature blocks. The result is that not everything lines up perfectly, however I really do like the look.

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The signature blocks were white.   I felt like it was too bright for the reproduction fabrics so I Tea Dyed them.  Some of the blocks took the Tea Dye better than others so you can see a few darker blocks mixed in.   I don’t mind it at all.  I have a few vintage Signature tops and quilts and the blocks do not all match….different fabrics used by each person so the variation in this is fine with me.

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I did add several more blocks without signatures to make the quilt larger.   I will add a border.   This fabric was leftover from a previous quilt and it was handy so put it around the top to see it with a border.

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I think I will see if I have enough blue to do the border, I think a darker color will fit it better.

It will be a smallish quilt….about 60″ x 55″  I have backing and batting for it already. Now all I need to do is add the border and hand quilt it.

For now I am going to work on some of the Batik blocks   and some of the hand quilting projects in progress.

Happy Quilting

Tim

9 thoughts on “More Piecing

  1. Audrey Waite says:

    No grass growing under your feet; you are a busy guy!

  2. katechiconi says:

    I like this pattern; if you squint your eyes, the white signature blocks look like pale beads strung on dark threads, a pretty effect.

  3. Mimi says:

    So, to unify the 9 patches did you trim 1/4 inch off each side? Love this line of fabric and your handling of the sigi blocks.

  4. Jeanette says:

    Where did your signature blocks come from ? did you do salutations ?

  5. […] and here is another old post about signature blocks from 2011 https://timquilts.com/2014/09/06/more-piecing/ […]

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