Saturday, May 15, 2010

Table Quilt Top Together

I am under the impression that the block I used to make this quilt top is called the "siggy block". However, I assumed that if it was a siggy block, then there would be signatures in it... And there are no signatures in these blocks... None. So are they still siggies? I do not know.

I used an old thrift shop 100 % cotton bed sheet as my base fabric. It gives the top a very soft texture. However, once I had pieced the siggy blocks (?) and put them all together, I had a tough time liking it. It was so bright white and lacked warmth. Soooo, I tea-stained the centre and then added the grey and soft pink borders! It is so much softer and warmer looking now. And I like it, thank goodness. I now have to figure out what I'm going to do for the backing. But that is for another day... Have a lovely one!


  1. It looks wonderful!! Great idea to tea stain it! It does give it a lot of warmth.

  2. I love your quilt top, Michele. It's really beautiful, and I like that you tea-dyed it when you thought you might not like it in the brighter colors. This way you can use and enjoy it! Bravo!

    Thanks for visiting Brynwood and leaving your sweet comment. I've joined your friends, and look forward to coming back and getting to know you better.


  3. It is beautiful. May you take a picture of it all laid out? How many blocks do you have in your top?

  4. Once it is all done, I will definitely post a complete picture of it! So a little while to wait still... And there are 126 blocks in total on a 9 blocks by 14 blocks grid to fit my rectangular table. Each block is 4 1/2 inches. I hope that helps!

  5. This is such a charming quilt and I like the way you tea stained it to soften the overall look. Ann :-)


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