Double Wedding Ring

Four years ago on July 4 my daughter was married! Naturally, I had to make a wedding quilt as a gift and no other would do but a Double Wedding Ring quilt. As soon as the quilt came off the long arm and even before I applied the binding, I snapped this photo:
The big picture

I designed a block in EQ7 and used a Moda fabric I knew she would love, Patisserie by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts.
It took me three months just to piece the project! From EQ7 I printed templates for the four-legged shape and the football shape. I drilled tiny holes in the templates so that I could add registration marks. I traced the templates onto the rosebud background fabric, transferred the registration marks to the fabric pieces and then cut out each of these pieces with a scissors instead of rotary cutter. The “patches” surrounding the football piece were paper pieced using a foundation pattern printed from EQ7, also.
The four-legged shape:
Four-legged shapes, total of 56 in all.
The football shape assembly sewn to the four-legged shape:
Pressed, right side

The entire quilt used 56 of these units. Just assembling the units was a challenge, but then sewing them into rows and sewing the rows together were quite a project, too:

I free-motioned a single feather in each football shape and continuous curve quilted the surrounding patches:

I free-motioned four curving feathers in the four-legged space:

I trimmed around and bound the curves of the rings on the outside edges:
Binding at corner
I was really lucky to catch some good light for the finished quilting. The Front:
Front side of quilt
The Back:

For a Flickr slide show on assembling the unit above and all my pictures of the quilt, click here.

For my daughter’s blog post about the quilt, click here.

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2 Responses to Double Wedding Ring

  1. lillian Perry says:

    I had forgotton how incredible the whole process was and how incredible the finished product is. Thanks for re-sharing. LP

    Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2013 13:49:47 +0000 To:

  2. Miss Jean says:

    A Fig Tree Wedding Ring quilt!!! Absolutely beautiful.

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