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!❤