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Monday, March 7, 2011

Modern Siggy Quilt Complete!

Last year's Modern Siggy Swap, hosted by Rachel over at p.s. i quilt, was the first siggy block swap I had ever participated in and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Making my blocks was fun. Signing all 100 was a bit tedious. Mailing them out was very exciting. But the best part was receiving my package of blocks back in the mail! Every one of them was different and signed by its maker from somewhere out there in this great big world.

I laid them out many different times over the past year, then put them away again, not ready to commit to any particular design. Until a few weeks ago when I pulled the bag out again and took the stack of blocks and started arranging them in an X design just as they came off the stack. When I was finished, I had twelve rows of eight blocks each with one block leftover. I looked over the arrangement, moved one or two blocks into different places, then stacked up the blocks in order once again and brought them to my sewing machine where I chain sewed them together into a lovely little quilt top, saving my own block out to be used as the label on the back of the wall hanging. Then I started quilting it.

That's where I was with the project when I showed it to you last time. But now it's all bound and hanging in my sewing room...so I'll show you the rest of the process...



Modern Siggy QuiltI picked out four fat quarters of my favorite modern fabrics from my stash and made a scrappy binding out of them by sewing them into a four square block and then using my favorite never-ending binding method to make more than enough binding for this wall hanging.


Modern Siggy QuiltI stitched some of the pink around my own block and sewed that onto the backing and wrote some other pertinent information on the backing around it for the label.


Modern Siggy QuiltThere's the scrappy binding going up one side...


Modern Siggy Quilt...and coming down the other.



Modern Siggy QuiltWhile working on this quilt, I noticed names of other bloggers whose sites I follow closely. Here's Vickie's block from Spun Sugar Quilts. She does some really cool stuff with fabric.


Modern Siggy QuiltAnd there's the block done by the swap hostess herself, Rachel from p.s. i quilt.


Modern Siggy QuiltQuilt Dad John Q. Adams was in the swap too and there's his block with blue sea shells on it. My husband and I are in the middle of watching a series on the life of John Adams, you know one of those brave men who pledged his life, his fortune and his sacred honor to help win our independence from England a few centuries ago. I have often thought I would like to ask Quilt Dad if he is a descendant of that John Adams, second President of the United States, whose son was John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States. What a family story that would be!


Modern Siggy QuiltI also found a block made my Michele Foster of Canada who hosts The Quilting Gallery and lots of fun swaps like the mug rug swap I was recently in.


Modern Siggy QuiltSo now I have 96 quilting friends hanging around with me in my sewing room. This quilted wall hanging has brought the feel of spring into my little cozy space with all its modern fabrics and fun designs.

Happy Stitching!

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18 Comments:

  • Oh it looks fantastic!!!I still need to get mine together!! I am so happy you posted this. Maybe I will get mine done soon!!

    By Blogger Crafty Girl Creations, At March 7, 2011 at 10:53 AM  

  • Your siggy quilt is wonderful Mary! Very nice! What a wonderful keepsake! 8-)

    By Blogger Myra, At March 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM  

  • That quilt is so ~impressive~ in so many ways. You did such a great job of putting it together. It's really neat to think of how many people helped you out ;-)

    By Blogger Adrienne, At March 7, 2011 at 2:38 PM  

  • I am in LOVE with your quilt! I so wished I would have joined!! I love the binding! It realy looks amazing!

    By Blogger Jane's Fabrics and Quilts, At March 7, 2011 at 2:57 PM  

  • What a cool quilt! You have been so busy lately! I have been busy too, just not stitching. I definitely need to try that binding - I've seen the instructions in many places, but just haven't tried it. I still do the "brute force" method, and invariably sew the wrong sides together.

    By Blogger Cynthia Gilbreth, At March 7, 2011 at 10:59 PM  

  • That looks absolutley wonderful! Great job! And those colors?! Wow!

    By Blogger Grace Ann, At March 8, 2011 at 3:55 PM  

  • The quilt is wonderful! I used your tip today to cut the fringe on the afghan I just finished. Posted a picture of it on my blog! Have a great week!

    By Blogger Brenda, At March 8, 2011 at 9:54 PM  

  • Your signiture quilt turned out lovely! What a fun memory from the blogging world.

    By Blogger Nedra, At March 14, 2011 at 2:13 PM  

  • How fun! Still sad I never got my blocks. :(

    Still nice to see my block in people's quilts! :)

    By Blogger Bobbi, At March 22, 2011 at 6:09 PM  

  • I love it!! I found my block out on Flickr and tagged it. I'm going to start putting my top together. I love the layout you used! And the binding... fantastic!

    By Blogger PunkiePie (Jen), At May 12, 2011 at 10:41 AM  

  • you never got your blocks, Bobbi?!?! :(
    i think there's an extra set or two lingering in my quilty room that were returned to me.
    email me, rachel@psiquilt.com

    rachel griffith
    www.psiquilt.com

    By Blogger rachel griffith, At September 4, 2012 at 10:05 AM  

  • I found your blog because someone posted your pic to Pinterest and I'm so glad they did! My block is on the right, 6 blocks down, 3 blocks in, Christine Barker. I feel like a jerk, I still haven't make my quilt yet! But I'm totally inspired now! Yours looks fabulous!

    Christine Barker
    Mission Viejo, CA
    http://scarletcalliope.wordpress.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At June 4, 2013 at 11:58 PM  

  • Wonderful story & quilt! I've been searching for a design to use for my son's wedding. I think this is it! How can I get a pattern? Thanks in advance!
    Becky Peters
    Sydney Australia
    peters.becky@gmail.com

    By Blogger Becky, At April 17, 2015 at 4:37 PM  

  • Hi Becky! Head on over to Rachel's tutorial that she posted for this fun swap. It's on her website at http://www.psiquilt.com/2010/01/siggy-block-tutorial.html

    Hope this helps!
    MGM

    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At April 17, 2015 at 4:56 PM  

  • Can I get a pattern for the wedding quilt where the guests sign thanks

    By Blogger Bundle your baby, At October 28, 2015 at 12:43 PM  

  • Dear Bundle your baby, please read the previous comments where you will find a link to the same tutorial I used to make my quilt.

    Hope this helps!
    MGM

    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At October 28, 2015 at 8:26 PM  

  • I love the siggy quilts but I need an actual pattern if you could please send me one. Thank you, Sheila

    By Blogger Unknown, At February 14, 2017 at 1:15 AM  

  • Hi Sheila, if you read the article, you will discover that this is not my pattern, but one that I got from Rachel over at p.s. i quilt. And if you read some of the previous comments, there is an actual link to the tutorial on how to make these blocks.

    Hope this helps,
    MGM

    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At February 14, 2017 at 6:14 PM  

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