Hi There! Emily here from Homemade Emily Jane here to spill all my secrets about making a Signature Memory Quilt. I'll first share a bit about my own memory quilt that I used as my wedding guest book, and then I'll show you 5 awesome blocks you can use for YOUR memory quilt!
Memory Quilts can be made for all types of events and moments to remember. Some common memory quilt events might be graduations, milestone birthdays, weddings, or even to remember a loved one who passed away. I personally made my first memory quilt for my wedding.
My Wedding Guest Book Memory Quilt
Instead of having the traditional wedding guest book for my wedding, I made a signature memory quilt where each guest signed a quilt block with a lovely message. The quilt is now filled with sweet notes from some of the most influential and important people in my life! You can read more about the signature memory quilt I made for my wedding.
One really neat thing about all 5 of these quilt blocks is that they can all be made with any size Mix & Match Qube! I made mine with the GO! Qube Mix & Match 10" Block, but you could use any size block for your Memory Quilt!
If you want to make a memory quilt that involves people signing quilt blocks, here are 5 great quilt block options for you to use!
Find the AccuQuilt Qubes here:
- GO! Qube Mix & Match 4" Block
- GO! Qube Mix & Match 6" Block
- GO! Qube Mix & Match 8" Block
- GO! Qube Mix & Match 9" Block
- GO! Qube Mix & Match 10" Block
- GO! Qube Mix & Match 12" Block
1. Reverse Sawtooth Star
Use a white or other lightly colored solid as the star block and use colors/printed fabrics for the outsides of the stars, then have your guests sign in the center of each star.
2. Economy Quilt Block
An Economy Quilt block features a center square that is also perfect for signing in the middle! Find the exact directions for making an economy quilt block in this tutorial.
3. Depression Block
Similar to the Economy Quilt Block, the Depression quilt block has a prominent center square! It is important to keep in mind though that the center square is at a diagonal so you’d want to make sure to communicate that to people before they sign if you care that they all lay in the same direction.
4. Airplane Block
If your signature memory quilt will have a lot of people signing it, you might consider using an Airplane block and having guests sign on the larger triangles. I do recommend using a 10” or 12” Mix and Match Qube if you use the Airplane block since there are 4 signature spaces on each block.
5. Uneven 9-Patch Quilt Block
For a simple and easy memory quilt, consider using uneven 9-patch quilt blocks. These can be done in a variety of colors or using a mix-and-match color palette on each block so that they come together to create a beautiful patchwork quilt.
If you enjoyed this AccuQuilt tutorial, you might enjoy these other posts from Homemade Emily Jane:
- English Paper Piecing using the EPP Qube
- String Quilt Block Tutorial
- How to make Perfect HSTs using AccuQuilt
- Best AccuQuilt Dies for Beginners