Sunday, February 6, 2011

Signature Block

I was trying to figure out how I wanted to sign the Postage Stamp Quilt and I ended up doing it like this:

I took a leftover (reject) strip from the quilt top...I had several to pick from...

Then I cut the strip to the size I wanted....

I ironed in the edges about 1/4" on all sides...

I ended up stitching it to the back of the quilt.  Tried the heat and bond and it didn't work.  I actually like this style of signature block but will use a different pen I think.   In my test sample, my handwriting was beautiful and the ink was sharper.  I used a Sharpie marker.   Of course on my actual siggy block, my handwriting came out terrible, the ink looks smeary and it's quite all "squished".   I suppose that is called character.  lol

Finished Postage Stamp Quilt

I am really happy with how this quilt turned out.   The colors are so bright and clean.  The fabric is Moda Sunkissed and Moda Bella Solid (White).   2 Jelly Rolls is all that was needed for the quilt top.   This was my first quilt-a-long and I had a great time.  I can't believe how fast it all came together.

Friday, February 4, 2011

New Quilt-A-Long

Have you seen the new quilt-a-long from Happy Quilting??  Oh this is going to be so fun.

I'm going with the rectangle, 68x85.   I think my material might be the new Antique Fair.   I hope it arrives in stock soon.

I'm really excited to start a new quilt-a-long.  I'm just finishing up my Postage Stamp Quilt and should have some photos soon.  If the signature block comes out, I will share that too.  Off to finish the binding....