Monday, April 9, 2012

Double Wedding Ring Finished


It's finally finished and photographed! Those of you who have been following me for a while got to see quite a few work in progress photos of this quilt.  (I let hubby take the photos and he didn't warn me there was a big shade stripe!).



I followed The Plaid Scottie's Double Wedding Ring QAL for this quilt. Some things I learned:  curves aren't that hard!  As I mentioned during the process, one place I deviated from her directions was once I sewed all the arcs on the paper templates, I found it easier to sew everything together with the paper removed. It was nice to have the fabric give a little for the curves. I just pinned the center and ends together.

Also - it feels really good to cut into the stash you've been hoarding! I used my Neptune (and Prince Charming) for this and it was nice to get to sew with it. If you've been saving something, use some of it!


Finally, when I did my binding, I didn't miter the curves. I just sewed to the center of the curve, stopped needle down, shifted the fabric and pivoted the quilt.


When I was done the quilt top I knew I couldn't quilt this one myself. So I sent it to my amazing quilter Margaret. She always does a fantastic job. What do you think??



I had no idea what I wanted, I just knew I didn't want traditional feathering. She sketched and quilted these amazing flowers for me when I suggested floral. I love them!




And the swirls!!And don't forget she quilted on every patch in the arcs. I know this quilt will last because of it, thank you Margaret!!


I had to include a close up of my intersections because I'm so proud of them.


 Here's another shot we took in the shade and I attempted to brighten up.




I don't know where this quilt is going to live yet, but it's definitely mine all mine!


Quilt stats:
Size: 55"x 55"
Fabrics: Tula Pink's Neptune and Prince Charming, Kona Charcoal
Finished: 3/28/2012



25 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

Oh it looks absolutely fab! Love both the piecing and quilting

Michele said...

A beautiful finish!

Cynthia said...

Wow! That looks awesome! I love the quilting too! Great work!

Elizabeth Dackson said...

So pretty, and yay for using some fabric you love so dearly! Definitely an heirloom quilt :)

Kelsey said...

I LOVE this!! You did an amazing job - so inspiring!

Lee said...

Holy cow!!! Becky, it's beautiful!!! The quilting is AMAZING!

Kati said...

You did a wonderful job! It looks fabulous and the quilting is perfect.

Lindsay Conner said...

Stunning! The quilting adds so much--lucky you to get to keep this one!

Shanna said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! The quilting is perfect for this quilt. Amazing finish!

Denise in PA said...

Wow, it is amazing! You should be very, very proud of this quilt. I hope I get to see it in person (hint, hint, hint). o:)

**nicke... said...

it is super super super gorgeous! i lOVe it! great work and her quilting is beautiful!!!

Pat said...

S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Wow! Its so fabulous!

Jessica said...

This is stunning! And so not traditional - I love it!
Do you mind if I pin it?

laurawilson25 said...

That is really beautiful! Congrats on making such a treasure!

Leanne said...

This quilt is stunning, the piecing is wonderful, as is the quilting.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You deserve to be SO proud!

felicity said...

Congratulations on a stunning finish. Everything is just perfect. LOVE it!

Jacey said...

Wow, Becky. I still can't get over this one! The quilting is so incredible, and I'm so glad it's done in the light thread. It really adds so much to your wonderful piecing!

~Michelle~ said...

I saw this one first on Margaret's blog, and as a big Tula Pink fan, was just won over immediately! Great work :)

Kaelin said...

This is an absolutely breathtaking quilt Becky! I could seriously cry I'm so happy that my QAL encouraged you to tackle curves and make this work of art! Enjoy snuggling under it for years to come :)

Margaret said...

It looks awesome, Becky!

Jeannette Bruce said...

Very beautiful and inspiring!!

Laura said...

This is beautiful!! If you don't mind me asking - how much does it cost to get a quilting as intricate (and amazing) as this one? I'm making DWR - w/Prince Charming (I think mine will be finished in 2 years, ha) ... but I know I will need to have it professional quilted - b/c I want to make sure I do it justice! Really beautiful!!

Jessica said...

seriously how did I miss this??? This is fabulously amazing, and the quilting is just perfect! Amazing finish!!

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