Whenever I take part in a quilt along, the hosts always ask for a Signature Block. It is in no way compulsory, it is for those who would like to send one to the designer. And to be honest, the quilt along I have been taking part in, the patterns are always free, so it is a big pleasure to send the designer / host a signature block.
So what do the designers to with the signature blocks?
Well, you can turn them into a memory quilt. How awesome!
That’s why, when I ran my very first quilt along last year, (Fantastic Beasts) I decided to do the same thing. I chose a simple paper pieced block. The participants can choose any fabric choices regarding color and pattern and put their name, place where they stay and the Quilt Along name.
And as you can see from my photo above, that is the layout I was thinking of using for my memory quilt.
The blocks have been arriving from all over the world. I love how it is looking already.
Some of the really awesome participants, even added some really cool extras in their packages, which was a complete surprise.
Here is some close ups of some of the blocks I have received. At the moment, I could get away with a wall hanging or a table topper. And that is OK. I know that there is some more on the way, which is great.
I am sure I had more photo’s but these is the ones I have for now. Will add the rest when I find them.
What I was thinking with these signature blocks, would be to continue on with them through to the end of this year, as I will be running my second Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along from September to end December 2017. Anyone taking part in the second quilt along is welcome to send me a signature block then.