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!
Size: 55"x 55"
Pattern: Double Wedding Ring
Fabrics: Tula Pink's Neptune and Prince Charming, Kona Charcoal
Quilted by: Margaret of Mainely Quilts of Love