Waiting for the bolt of white fabric really put me behind on my Round Robin quilt. I still had three prompts left to incorporate, so with the bolt now in my hands, I figured the weekend was a good time to tackle them.
The first prompt I had to deal with was Signature Blocks. I had never heard of a Signature Block so I had to google it. Basically, it’s any type of block with enough white space in it that a person could write something. There are a few common types, and people often used them to make quilts for newly weds – they make up all the blocks and have guests at the wedding put a little well-wish message in them, then sew them together to make a quilt.
I’m glad I had some time to let this one marinate, because it gave me a chance to see what Chrisknits did with hers. I decided I would do the same with some minor changes
Since no one would be signing mine, I put the patterned fabric in the middle. I also made my outside triangles a touch smaller than Chris did.
Then I got them sewn together and onto the top.
Her inspiration was definitely the right way to go with this quilt! Though it did take a little extra effort to make sure all those cat heads were going in the same direction
But… I still had two prompts to go. Because the quilt was already a good size, I decided to combine them.
The next two prompts were Rail Fence and Shoo Fly blocks. Shoo Fly was no problem – they would definitely work as corner blocks
Rail Fence was a little bit trickier. In the end, I couldn’t figure out a way to make them work that I liked, so I cheated a little. Rail Fence is basically just rectangles, sewn together into a square, then sewn together in different directions. So I cut some rectangles and sewed them together…
…and left it at that. Technically it’s piano keys, but it still looks kind of fence-like. Then there was nothing left to do but sew all those together.
You can see, I ended up making more Shoo Fly blocks than just the corners…
and I worked the black border into the blocks to echo the star border I did previously. All in all, I’m pretty please with. Naturally Burton is too!
I plan to get to Mom’s some time in the next couple of weeks, so this one is on the to-quilt list.
I can’t wait to put it all together with this fun cat backing (not flannel, but darn cute!) and some paw-print binding!
10 thoughts on “Wrapping up the Round Robin”
Your kitty quilt just keeps getting better and better! We did a signature block for Daughter’s wedding. Her MIL put the blocks all together in a HUGE quilt for her. I made a lot of masks out of that kitty material, Until Omicron showed up it was my go to mask. Now I;m in an ugly k95 all the time.
WOW! This came together so nicely Val. It is beautiful. Love all the fabrics and colors in it. Well done!
That quilt turned out perfect! Burton modeling it makes it even more special.
Congratulations on this finish! It is perfect!
This is gorgeous!
Let us know when it’s up on the website, please.
That is such an awesome quilt!!! Your adaptation of signature blocks is absolutely stunning. Love all the fabrics you used in the top and for the backing and binding. WOW!
Great finish! I like the aqua, peach and black together.
If Burton approves then it HAS to be good. Love this quilt and the colors and patterns. Another winner Val!
What a fun quilt! How could Rupert not approve? You did a terrific job and also found the perfect fabrics for the back and binding. Isn’t it convenient to order stuff and then have it delivered? Even too convenient sometimes! ;>)
Really cute!! Love all the cats:)