Sunday, October 30, 2011

BQF: Double Wedding Ring Quilt

Amy'sCreativeSide

It's time for Bloggers Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side! I don't have a new quilt to debut for the the festival this year, but I thought I'd share one of my favorite finishes from over the past few months.

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

I made this double wedding ring quilt for my cousin and her new husband for their wedding this past August.  I learned a lot while making this quilt, the first being how how to piece an entire quilt of curves!  While I most definitely uttered quite a few curses, and had far too many pin pricks to my fingers, it was 110% worth it in the end.

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

This quilt is by far the most challenging quilt I've ever tackled, and really made me feel like a real quilter, as silly as that may seem.  I really felt like this quilt was a confidence boost, and made me feel like there is no pattern I can't attempt.

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

It was definitely hard to part with this quilt, but it was nice to see it going to such a loving new home.  I free motion quilted this, which is my absolute favorite way to quilt, and added some loopy hearts for the new love birds.

Double Wedding Ring Quilt


Double Wedding Ring Quilt

I can't say that I will be jumping to make another DWR quilt anytime in the near future, but I am so glad that I tackled this, and proved to myself I can do it!

Quilt Stats:

Quilt Name:  Aviary Double Wedding Ring Quilt
Quilt Size: 55"x67"
Fabric: Aviary 2 by Joel Dewberry, Kona Bone, Kona Coal
Binding: Oh My! by Sanae for Moda
Quilting: All over meandering loops/hearts done by me


37 comments:

  1. It's so beautiful, I hope you make one for yourself one day! I'm inspired by your story because I've been afraid to attempt this +P. Just a beautiful job!

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  2. This is a really stunning quilt!!! Love that Coal backing!! Indeed, it looks like a challenging quilt. Good for you for taking on the challenge. It's gorgeous!!!

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  3. It is a beautiful quilt! I can't imagine trying to tackle a DWR, great job!

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  4. It's a lovely quilt...and is a lot of work...Ihave a pattern for DWR that is done in blocks; if you ever want to try it....looks the same finished. But you have accomplished those dreaded curves now...lol

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  5. Beautiful! You've given a wonderfully modern look to an old favorite!

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  6. Gorgeous. And I just love that pieced back.

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  7. Greetings from Hungary. The colors are beautiful. Very nice work. Fine in stapled

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  8. It's absolutely beautiful, and was well worth the effort, I love the curved edges

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  9. You could say the DWR was a big learning curve for you! Sorry couldn't resist being funny! It is a great quilt and you should be very proud of it! Fabulous!

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  10. Curves still intimidate me. I love your fabric choices.

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  11. Gorgeous! What beautiful work you've done. You definitely need to make one for yourself now.

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  12. It's gorgeous. I love the curved edge. Well done.

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  13. This is an extra-special wedding ring quilt - just lovely!

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  14. So gorgeous, Jessica - I sure hope you make one for you one of these days!!

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  15. I just love this quilt and that FMQ...awesome!

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  16. Great choice for the BQF! I still love it! : )

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  17. Incredible quilt! DWR is on my some day I'll make that list, but who knows when that someday will come.

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  18. Oh my goodness what a piece of art!

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  19. What a beauty - still loving this quilt!

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  20. Gorgeous - what a labour of love!! Nope, I won't be doing one of those any time soon!!!

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  21. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful!
    And may I just say ... you are my hero!
    I have never pieced anything curved and your whole quilt is done so beautifully, with lots of curves.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Sincerely, Trish

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  22. This is just beautiful. I have never been tempted to do the double wedding ring until I saw this quilt.

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  23. Love it! I cannot wait to make one of these someday!

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  24. LOVE THIS!! Look at all that hard work you put into this. . .I'm just in awe

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  25. You did such a spectacular job on this quilt!

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  26. simply stunning. seriously this is a quilt i dream about making one day. love the colors to make this traditional quilt a bit more "modern"

    excellent job!!

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  27. Love the modern colors in your traditional quilt. You did a fabulous job. Thank you for sharing it with everyone.

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  28. Just gorgeous! I'm so in love with the fabrics you chose - all came together just beautifully!

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  29. Lovely quilt with beautiful fabrics. Quilting is really nice, lucky couple to receive such a treasure. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  30. This is absolutely stunning! I love the DWR in updated fabrics. What a really beautiful gift.

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  31. I have been planning on making a DWR for my niece. I hope it comes out half as beautifully as yours has!

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  32. I have discovered not all DWRs are created equal. Yours is gorgeous and round...
    Would you mind sharing the pattern you used? Did you paper piece?
    I really want to make a DWR but I do not want to have the "should have used a different pattern" feeling half way through it...
    Thank you for sharing such a delightful DWR.

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