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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Signature Quilt

I have been wanting for a long time to make one of Julie's tutorial/patterns. I passed on the second round of the Modern Siggy Swap because I had so much going on. Then I found out that a friend was retiring and I thought about the quilt Julie had made for her niece with all the signatures. With the help of another friend, I was able to get most of the signatures of the people where I work and put it into a quilt for her. It turned out really well, and my friend was very happy. I just hope I have not set a precedent and that other people will want one as well.

I love before and after pictures:




This is the fabric I started with. The second and third fabric I won in a giveaway. They were perfect for the quilt.


This is all of it laid out. I was going to do something different for the centre but I needed the space for more squares. I ended up having a 9 x 9 layout. It made it easier to do, because I made 9 9-patch squares and then took the 9 squares and made 1 huge square. I started to quilt it myself but quickly realized that I had not pinned it properly. I took it all out and I am going to have Tammy quilt it now.

8 comments:

Lee said...

way to go, great project. the retiree will be delighted.

mascanlon said...

Great looking project, I am so loving these greyed neutrals lately!

angela said...

Precedent for sure :) What a fun gift!

Nicole said...

I made a signature quilt for my daughter as a bridal shower gift. I had all the women in her life sign the quilt. It has ended up being a quilt she reaches for all the time when she wants to snuggle under something.

Michele said...

it's looking great so far!

Michelle said...

That's really a nice gift.

jaybird said...

yay i'm glad you are using my tutorial!! it looks fantastic!

sewtakeahike said...

that's so sweet of you to do Michelle! I so bet you set a *huge* precedence!!