However, signature blocks don't have to be used just for signatures! They can be great shortcut pieces to make complex-looking, yet very simple-to-make quilts. For example, this quilt medallion contains signature blocks. They're the dark green 'V' shapes surrounded by light background fabric:
As you can see in the picture below, having the dog ears already trimmed from the HSTs is going to make stitching a 1/4" seam much easier! Not only do you have a point of beginning and ending clearly marked by the trimmed angle, but you don't have a 'triangle tip' that your sewing machine feed dogs want to grab hold of and eat! Two HSTs sewn to both long sides of a signature block make a square.
Below is an example of a quilt top made from signature blocks:
This quilt is super-easy to put together. This pre-cut quilt kit is available here.