Today, I'm showing a double wedding ring quilt I made for a friend who was married earlier in August. I was stumped as to what to make for this sewing buddy and when the double wedding ring quilt challenge
came along I thought it was kismet. I rolled with it.
|the pieced top, not yet quilted|
She tends to like colors found in fall leaves: coppers, golds, and rich, warm reds, so I dug into my stash and came up with silk fabric I had been holding onto until a special project came along. I have to admit I was daunted by the curved piecing and the multiple seams. And the plaid silk, while being lovely to touch, feels like paper to sew, and it shows every mistake you make. I tried to match the plaid too! That was a fun challenge since I was using leftover fabric, but I think it worked reasonably well considering!
I am not actually sure how I completed the piecing for this quilt, but somehow I did it. I should read up on how others have completed the task so I can get a bit better at it for next time. ((This is really the year of the wedding in my world!! Six weddings?! And I'm just counting the ones I'm attending.))
I was really proud of how nice the binding came out! Hurray! For successful research and applying skills learned from YouTube!
Pattern (free!): Double Wedding Ring From the Girlfriends collection by Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom for FreeSpirit
Fabric: silks from stash, quilting cotton from stash, orange bias binding from Stoff & Co.