Friday, May 24, 2013

Signing a Quilt Block

I have never signed a quilt block before  and have been putting it off for as long as possible.
Sharon the owner of the Chester County Criswell quilt and I decided to exchange  the Priscilla Turner block.


I have had the block appliquéd for some time now but couldn't bring myself to sign it for fear of making a mess of it.  Then I read a comment on the latest post Sharon did on her blog and decided what the heck.
I did iron a piece of freezer paper behind the  space to be signed  before I attempted to write on it.  Now I am not know for my handwriting abilities but I decided to just use my own handwriting instead of printing one on the computer.  Maybe next time I will use the computer.
Now to package and ship to it's new home in Gippsland.

11 comments:

  1. What pen did you use? I need to sign a quilt myself and I am frozen with apprehension.

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  2. The block is very nice, Nancy. I finally have settled on some fabrics for the quilt....I think. I did not want to do pink and green. I found some reds and green.

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  3. I'd be afraid to sign too, but gosh I think your signature looks great!

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  4. Just love it ! would like to know the pen you used too...and good idea to have the freezer paper at the back to stabilise!

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  5. precioso!!!! me gusta muchísimo
    saludos

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  6. Nancy, it looks superb. It will make my signature look a little ordinary - but wait, it's MY signature, and I'm not an ordinary person! Can't wait to get the block in the letterbox.

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  7. It is a beautiful block. And you should be known for your handwriting--looks lovely!

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  8. You definitely made the right choice of using your own writing, it looks fantastic! Great idea to stabilise it with freezer paper. I too would love to know what pen you used.

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  9. I think signing your own block is much more personal :-)
    Beautiful block !!

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  10. It looks great! You picked a good spot to sign and that always helps make it look good. Thanks, too, for the pen test results.

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  11. Oh, no, don't use a computer, your handwriting is lovely!!! Another tip I learned for signing a block is to put the block on real fine sandpaper - it holds the fabric in place as you write!! And your block is faboo!!

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