Double Wedding Ring Quilt-finished!

Posted Thursday, September 16th, 2010 in Quilting | Read More

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.

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The Double Wedding Ring quilt for Jen and Trist

Posted Monday, June 1st, 2009 in Family, My Projects | Read More

I have been working on this quilt since last fall (2008). Jen and I picked the fabrics when I went to Columbus last year. I took a DWR class at the quilt shop in Leo in the spring of 2008 and used the green and purple fabrics instead of the brown and blue Jen had chosen. I didn’t want to ruin any of that fabric!


I worked on this quilt in spurts. I spent Memorial weekend putting the blocks together in sections of twelve blocks. I had to make 6 sections for a total of 72 blocks. I used the John Flynn templates and method for the quilt. It is faster than the traditional way of cutting each piece separately.


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