Friday, January 28, 2011

Wedding Ring Quilts...

I spent the day with my friend Linda.
We have decided to meet once a month to piece our
Double Wedding Ring Quilts

Today I went over to Linda's and we cut and pieced on her kitchen table.
She made us yummy grilled tuna sandwiches for lunch.
(Home Canned Tuna......the BEST)

Here is how our day went:

We are using Sharlene Jorgenson's Book & Templates
Double Wedding Ring Quilts

Linda and I started these quilts more than a dozen years ago,
so we had to re-acquaint ourselves with what we have done so far.

We are rotary cutting the individual pieces, using acrylic templates.

This is Linda...
She is looking at the back side of her unit to determine just exactly how she pieced it all those years ago.

These Double Wedding Rings are not difficult, but require an accurate 1/4 inch seam.

Linda has all of her units sorted out...
She will spend the afternoon piecing those " football " shaped units.

This pattern also requires some curved piecing, which is only a gentle curve, and easily accomplished.

This quilt is a perfect opportunity for Linda & I to use these depression era fabrics we have been collecting for so many years.

This is my part of the kitchen table...

I have one Ring pieced.
My templates are pink acrylic, on the right side of the ring.
I am cutting those tiny pieces and organizing them into arc units.

I still have lots of cutting to do before I can even think about piecing any units.

Linda will come over to the Thread Shed next month.
We will continue making progress on our Double Wedding Rings.

I will keep you posted...

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


Cheryl said...

I love the fabric you are using for this ! I never really liked the wedding ring quilts because the look hard to make ,now that I have seen this you make it sound and look so much easier ! Maybe someday I will attemp one.

Wedding Planning said...

Wedding quilts should be made with good fabric such that that fabric can be easily used after the marriage. All the choices which are shown here are nice.

LuAnn Kessi said...

There is nothing intimidating here, and Sharlene Jorgensen's templates make it all the easier.
This quilt doesn't take a whole lot of fancy techniques, it just takes a lot of time, there are a lot of tiny pieces to put together, but not difficult.
It is an opportunity to relax and enjoy sitting at your machine and piecing.