Signature Quilt – Finished!

On the advice of AJ Dub, I took some time to heat set the writing on the blocks before washing the quilt. Then it took a couple extra days to get this washed/dried because I was in the middle of the regular laundry day, and clean unmentionables wait for no quilt!  And then it rained. And rained. And rained some more.

Signature Quilt

So after we got off the ark and back on dry land, I managed to get some pictures of the finished quilt!

It measures 72×72″ square, which is a nice couch size.  I stuck with jewel tones and saturated colors to contrast with the cream of the signature areas, and I’m happy with the color combination.

Signature Quilt

Here’s what a single block looks like- 6″ finished with two corner triangles. As you can tell, I straight line quilted in the signature area, and then free motion quilted some hearts in a clover-leaf pattern where the corner triangles meet.  I mirrored the 3-line straight-line quilting in the inner border, and then ye olde stipple in the HST border.

Signature QuiltI still have to stitch the label on, but it’s tucked safely inside a pillowcase to avoid cat hair, although Jett did lay directly on the covered quilt today. Sigh. I’ll present the quilt to her next week!

11 Replies to “Signature Quilt – Finished!”

  1. That’s such a beautiful & thoughtful quilt. Great to see it all finished after listening to all the updates along the way.

  2. Great quilt, Pam!

    I have signature blocks from my family. I collected them a few years ago when my dad was still able to sign his name (he has dementia). I didn’t have a pattern in mind when I got them, but some day, I’ll make a signature quilt too. Your husband has a big family. A quilt like this might be a good idea to do for your in-laws for an anniversary.

  3. I love it! I may make that pattern, without the signatures! It is a beautiful scrap quilt. Great job!
    BTW- I am trying to get through Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker and you are so right that she “tells not shows”. I am having a hard time getting through it though I loved all her other books- especially the historical fiction ones. Oh well 🙂

  4. I did a similar signature quilt for a friend when she retired. i recently lost this friend to lung cancer. The quilt turned out great, believe her daughter has it know. Mine had several stripes of fabric and a skinning-er white strip in center for signature or saying, wish i could post pic’s here.
    Linda

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