Sunday, May 27, 2012

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

I finished the Double Wedding Ring Quilt (made with the GO! - all the instructions are here).


It is a wedding gift for my niece (the wedding is next Saturday and we gave her the quilt this evening).
The quilt is 62" x 73".


I free motion quilted it on my home sewing machine.


I did continuous curves for all the ring pieces, with a heart design in the 4-patches.


The centre of the melons have a open heart feather design.


I started by  marking a centre line using a Hera marker.


There are feathered wreathes for the centres of the rings.


These started with marking a circle using the pointy end of the Hera marker (tracing the centre of the masking tape).


 First I quilted the circle.


I added the outside loops using the "bump, bump" feather method. I marked the centre for the inside loops using the end of the Aurifil thread (just had to press and twist it to leave a slight mark).


Then I filled in the centre with the mark as a rough guide.


I used Aurifil #50 thread for the quilting, with wool batting and a #80 Microtex needle. I used wide back flannel for the backing since it is a lap quilt.

I made the bias binding following this method, and a 30" square of fabric cut about 2+1/4" (I had lots left over and could have cut it 2+1/2" wide).

 I enjoyed making this quilt so much that I bought fabric for another one -


French General -  Rouenneries Deux.


It will have this layout (made using EQ7) - with red circles and grey/beige circles, and be a larger bed quilt.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

Mrs A said...

That looks fantastic I bet she loved it! I guess the Go made it easier, I looked at doing one but was put off with the tiny pieces!

Needled Mom said...

It is just gorgeous, Joanne. I'll bet she was thrilled with it.

One of our nieces is also getting married next weekend.

Auntie Em said...

What a beautiful quilt! You did a lovely job with the quilting, too. I bet the couple loved it.

Joan said...

Really beautiful Joanne.... WHat a wonderfu gift - I bet they were really pleased with it.

Anne said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, Joanne. Fabulous! :o)

Wendy said...

Great job. I'm sure they loved it and will treasure it for years to come!

Ariane said...

This quilt is beautiful!!!

Impera_Magna said...

Lovely quilt with fantastic quilting... thanks for sharing the details. I hope to get more adventuresome in the quilting area someday...

What beautiful fabrics for your next double wedding ring quilt... just beautiful!

Sally said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. Gorgeousfabrics and wonderful quilting. May have to try this one next. I'm currently making Alex Bountiful Baskets (cut lots of my 1800s fabrics) and 7" Drunkards Path from Accuquilt dies. The Drunkards Path curves are super easy to sew together--used a bunch of fat qurters to cut out the shapes (borrowed, unfortunately, so I can't cut any more!)

Teresa in Music City said...

Beautiful quilt - congrats on the finish! Your FMQ is just amazing - great job!!!!

Meredith said...

Very pretty quilt. I like your choice of colors. You seem to enjoy using your go. Looking forward to watching you make the next quilt. Thanks for giving all of us the details such as needles and batting.

YankeeQuilter said...

Thanks for all the tips! The quilt is beautiful. Love the fabrics you pulled for your next one!

Terri said...

That is a beautiful quilt! I love the colors, design and the quilting. Good job!
I can't wait to see the next one. Please keep us up to date.
Hugs!

Barb said...

congratulations on a beautiful finish. The quilting is perfect!

Donna said...

The quilt is just beautiful, and your quilting is just the perfect finish.

Mary Ann said...

Great finish - thank you for a link to how you used AccuQuilt to make your beautiful wedding ring!

Joyful said...

What a beautiful quilt!