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Double Wedding Ring Quilt-finished!

Posted Thursday, September 16th, 2010 in Quilting | Tags: , , , ,

I started this quilt after Jen and Trist’s wedding in September 2008.¬† I worked on it through the winter and finished piecing the top in the spring of 2009. I was undecided on how to quilt it. Carol offered to let me use her HQ 16 to quilt it, but I was intimidated by the large areas that needed a special design.

I saw the work done by Kat Waterson, a long-arm quilter, at an Appleseed Quilters Guild meeting. Her work is beautiful so I talked to her about scheduling a time to quilt the DWR.   Since this was a custom job, she had to have a full week open to put it in her schedule. The earliest  date available was the end of July 2010. I took it to her a few days before the scheduled time and selected the pattern and thread color. It took her about 4 days to quilt it.

I had to trim the edges and put the binding on. I took it to the church to lay it out on the large tables, and trimmed the edges. The binding had to be cut on the bias because of the scalloped edges. The next step was to sew the binding to the front of the quilt by machine and then stitch it to the back by hand. The hand stitching took me approximately eight hours.

I made a label to sew on the back and a set of pillowcases from the extra fabric.

They will receive the quilt and pillowcases for their second anniversary on September 27, 2010.



Comments

Marge Whetstone says... September 17, 2010 | 4:39 pm

That is such a wonderful gift! I’m sure they will treasure it..

Jennifer Chiappisi says... November 15, 2010 | 9:26 am

We absolutely do! LOVE IT! It’s on our bed now. =)