I thought I had shared this before, but evidently not. This is a technique I came up with after several dismal attempts at the double wedding ring pattern. I tried several different methods, both traditional and modern, and failed at all of them. After staring at the modern pattern for a while, I thought, why wouldn’t this work? Sure enough, I made a few samples, and it worked just fine. This technique was the perfect ‘recovery project’ for my carpal tunnel surgery! I made myself a little kit of pre-cut 12 inch background squares, and little 2″ squares to form the “rings.” I think I’ll do a later post on exactly how I do this. But essentially, I just pin the squares in place to form the rings, and then raw edge zig zag them in place. I have made several of these, and have washed them several times, and they hold up just fine! It is really very fun.
This is the first one I made. After it was finished, I had the thought “After the Wedding.” After the wedding, the reality of married life starts. Its kind of messy, from what I hear. So I decided to ‘mess up’ my double wedding ring quilt. I ended up putting words on top of the sheer silk circles. I consulted with my brother for words that work for and against a good marriage. So it is apropos that I ended up giving this quilt to his oldest daughter as a wedding present.
hope and love:
love never gives up:
Those spirals on the quilt are simply skinny strips of fabric that I raw edge zig zagged on the quilt. And the last thing I added was some bits of lace. Because every wedding includes a bit of lace, doesn’t it?