2ish months in the making, and my Double Wedding Ring Quilt is complete...and more importantly with 3 weeks to spare! This quilt is a wedding gift for my cousin and her soon to be husband who are getting married on August 6th. Now, I think I need to wrap this up and hide it in a closet for the next 3 weeks, so I don't convince myself I should just keep it!
I used this free pattern from Free Spirit Fabrics, which uses a paper piecing approach to making the "arcs". I did add one extra row of arcs, to add a little more length to the quilt. I had quite a bit of fabric waste, but in the end think it was worth it, knowing that they were all 100% identical.
I was really unsure of what to do with the back, but in the end went with something I was comfortable with, Kona Coal with a strip of my favorite prints used on the front (minus any predominantly grey prints).
I auditioned quite a few bindings also, mostly because my LQS did not have any Aviary 2 yardage, and I did not want to wait to order more fabric to finish this quilt up! I used Stars in Turquoise, from Oh My! by Sanae for Moda. It doesn't "match", but I think it compliments the colors in the Aviary 2 line quite well.
I free motion quilted this using a loopy design, with a few hearts thrown in sporadically. I think this maybe my favorite free motion quilted quilt to date. The little hearts came out better than I had ever imagined they would!
I hope that Katie and Brian enjoy their new quilt as much as I do!
Congrats Katie and Brian!
Quilt Name: Aviary 2 DWR
Size: Approx. 55" x 67"
Fabrics: Joel Dewberry Aviary 2, Kona Bone and Kona Coal
Binding: Stars in Turquoise - Oh My! by Sanae for Moda
Quilting: FMQ all over meandering loops and hearts