I spent a lot of time with this customer quilt. This double wedding ring was pieced by Diana Alexander and her daughter, Aubrey Sills, as a wedding gift for a relative. Several people saw this in progress on the frame, and fell in love with it. This was made using the Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful
. I had a lot of inspiration from looking at photos on their blog. I knew it would take me a while to quilt, because I was trying several techniques that were new to me. I learned a LOT from this quilt.
Here is a snapshot I took to send to Diana, who was eager to see what it was going to look like:
There is something wonderful about seeing a quilt stretched out on the frame and seeing how it develops.
I wanted to both recreate the style of quilting I had seen from other photos, and simplify it so that it wouldn’t be too overwhelming for me to quilt (remember, I’m still pretty new to this). One of the great things about this quilt from a learning perspective, is that the repeated design elements gave me plenty of opportunity to see my skills improve and with it the amount of time it took for me to complete a section. I’m proud to report that I cut my quilting time in half when comparing my time at the beginning of the project and towards the end – good thing, or I might still be quilting it!
Here’s a photo of it from more of a distance:
And the backing fabric was a beautiful blue flannel:
I’m sure this will be a treasured gift for the bride and groom!