Sunday, July 17, 2011

Completed Quilt: Double Wedding Ring


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 Stats:
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







38 comments:

  1. Well done - very impressive!

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  2. Oh, Jessica, it looks soooo amazing!! Yay for you!!! And with time to spare? You rock!! I adore this quilt, and I think your idea of hiding from yourself for the next three weeks is a super stellar idea!

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  3. Just lovely Jessica! You did a wonderful job and you chose fabrics that really compliment this quilt well! They will love it!

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  4. Hooray! You are such an awesome quilter! :)

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  5. What a beautiful quilt. You are so generous and your gift will be treasured forever, I'm sure.

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  6. Love it! What a great finish. This really makes me want to start on this quilt.

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  7. Beautiful! What a lovely gift. You have made an heirloom.

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  8. This is so gorgeous finished - I love the fabric line you chose and the pattern and quilting are perfection! Such a fantastic wedding present, I wish I was related to a quilter when I got married! I'm still the only quilter I know in person :)

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  9. This is just gorgeous, Jessica!
    I can't imagine giving it away, though . . . what an amazing gift!
    I just LOVE the loopy quilting with hearts . . . I'm going to have to try that!

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  10. Your finished quilt looks fantastic! I'm sure the newlyweds will treasure this lovely gift. Also, thanks for the link to the free pattern. I need to put this one on my "to do" list.

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  11. Just beautiful. What a fabulous accomplishment.

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  12. You are so bold, doing a double wedding ring... that quilt pattern is super intimidating to me. I love the binding choice, and the quilting! oh the quilting! I noticed the little hearts right away. Great gift :)

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  13. Wow!!! This is FANtastic! Congrats on an awesome finish. Love your quilting. Was the binding tricky?

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  14. What a completely and utterly fantastic finish. I love everything about this quilt - it's a masterpiece!!

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  15. Wow, amazing and every superlative I can think of. That will become a family heirloom for sure!

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  16. Absolutely LOVE your quilt!!! What a wonderful gift!!

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  17. Wow that is beautiful i love the way you have made the edges in a circle shape. And the quilting is amazing. dee x

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  18. Wow. What a truly stunning quilt! I'm sure they will treasure it!

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  19. Yay! fab finish ... lovely lovely quilt

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  20. Wow! You are an inspiration! Not only did you finish the quilt, but with time to spare! It's absolutely beautiful! They will love it!

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  21. Gorgeous! It's great to see the final product!

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  22. Wow - just beautiful! I love how you left the arcs as the ends of the quilt, and the quilting is so perfectly done. Congrats on a great finish! :)

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  23. I think most would think it impossible to make DWR quilt in two months---your's is amazing, the color selection is superb and I for one am impressed with how quickly you whipped this baby out!

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  24. That is just beautiful, love the effect of the edges, and the quilting is fabulous. One day... *sigh*

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  25. Wow, that's one impressive quilt! And you're giving it away.. I'd have a hard time with that too. They will love it.

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  26. How did I miss this till today? OMG - its just beautiful, what an amazing gift. I especially love your quilting, the hearts are so cool. And I love the arc edging, its so unusual. I have seriously quilt envy here!

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  27. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the quilting, the fabric, everything! If you don't steal it away I would be happy to take care of it for you! :)

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  28. I don't know how I missed this post the first time! (oh wait, yes I do) but this is spectacular! It came out beautifully. I love everything about it. That FMQ is adorable. What a lucky couple to get such a special gift. Now that I've started mine, I can't believe you got this done in 2 months, that's amazing!

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  29. Wow, now I really want to make a DWR quilt. Yours is beautiful and the quilting makes it perfect!

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  30. Anyone interested in buying a diamond ring needs to know the four Cs--color, cut, clarity and carat. Diamond color is graded from D through I, with D being colorless; diamonds below an I grade are faintly yellow. Cut refers to the shape--such as round, marquise or princess--and also the quality of the cut. An ideal cut possesses near-perfect brilliance and shine; the other grades are excellent, very good, good, fair and poor. Clarity describes the number of flaws in a diamond and uses the designations Flawless, VVS1-VVS2 (very very slightly included), VS1-VS2 (very slightly), SI1-SI2 (slightly included) and I1-I2 (included). Only diamonds in the I1-I2 category have flaws visible to the naked eye. Carat is the weight measurement of the diamond. The larger the number, the larger the stone.

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  31. Hi, just looking through your blog for the first time, and i saw this. I just wanted to say what a wonderful job you did on it. I love double wedding ring quilts but the colors you used give it such a modern touch, its just great!

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  32. This quilt is absolutely stunning. You did a marvelous job on it!

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm planning to make one for my bestie's wedding and am trying to get ideas for fabric and size. I'd like to make one about this big, maybe 1 row bigger in each direction. Any guidance as to how much fabric you used? Like, how much yardage of each print?? Thanks! :)

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  34. HY!wow so nice and amazing idea.Thanks for share. Wedding Rings

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  35. wow your quilt is amazing. I would like to make ones for the wedding of my cousin. unfortunately the link to free spirit pattern seems not to work. Have you still got the pattern? can you in case send it to me? thanks a lot in advance, and compliments for the blog :)

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