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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Siggy Blocks are FUN!

Just about a week ago, I plead guilty to not making any New Year's resolutions, and also to jumping right into the new year by joining Rachel's Modern Siggy Swap. Now here it is, one week later, and I have just about completed all my siggy blocks for the swap. I must say, using Rachel's tutorial, putting these cute little blocks together is a snap. But putting 101 of them together does take a little time! They sure make a pretty pile though...

Blocks for Modern Siggy SwapI have a few of them totally completed with the underside corners trimmed and my signature on them, so I've been playing with different arrangements for the finished blocks.

Blocks for Modern Siggy SwapThey look pretty with all the same fabric, but I think they will be really beautiful when all 100 blocks are different, and have different signatures.

Blocks for Modern Siggy SwapThe fabric I used is called Peek A Boo Wavy Plaid in Aqua by Amy Bradley for Moda. I got a whole yard of it from Ronna at Grace Full Creations not too long ago, with no particular project in mind. I just knew the perfect project would eventually present itself, and thanks to Rachel, it did!

Blocks for Modern Siggy SwapMy handwriting is not the greatest, and writing on fabric makes it even worse, but it will be nice to have a quilt made with 100 hand signed blocks from creative people all over the world.

Blocks for Modern Siggy SwapI took these pictures at night in my basement, but the auto flash on my camera never came on. I'll let you in on my secret for good light in my next post, but here's a hint - it was a Christmas gift from my sweet husband!

And don't forget to sign up for my 500th post giveaway. #500 is coming up very soon!

Happy Stitching!

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  • I like your handwriting. I also like your choice of fabric. Very cheery. Looking forward to seeing what happens next -- more fabrics, more styles of handwriting, names from places near and far....How fun!

    By Blogger WendyBee, At January 15, 2010 at 9:44 AM  

  • Your siggy blocks are wonderful MG! Love the fabrics! 8-)

    By Blogger Myra, At January 16, 2010 at 11:37 PM  

  • hello- I'm new to this so bear with me.. I love your quilt and would like to know how did you create it? I have a friend who was diagnosed with cancer and she is a high school teacher and I wanted to make this for her, then have all the teachers sign it. can you direct to me where the 'recipe' is for this/ Appreciated it. val

    By Anonymous val, At April 3, 2014 at 9:33 AM  

  • Hi Val, what a wonderful idea for a friend! http://www.psiquilt.com/2010/01/siggy-block-tutorial.html This link will take you to the tutorial for the blocks. After you have all the blocks finished, just arrange them in a way that you like, sew them together, then quilt and bind.

    These blocks were quite small and my finished quilt was just a wallhanging, not nearly big enough to be used as anything but a doll blanket really. If you want something bigger, like a lap quilt or twin even, you should decided how many blocks you will be making, then do some math to see how big those blocks should be to end up with the size you want to make. The variations are endless, but with a little thought and creativity, you can come up with a very lovely gift for your friend.

    Good luck!


    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At April 3, 2014 at 10:58 AM  

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