On every quilter’s bucket list is the double wedding ring quilt, right? Two years ago, I finally started one. Again. Confession: I started one years and years ago (paper piecing and piecing the rings the traditional way), but a few years ago I traded it at a UFO swap. But this new one, well, I just needed a fresh start and a fresh technique.
I opted for the QuiltSmart method because it seemed much more do-able. QuiltSmart is pre-printed interfacing, so it’s like paper piecing, and applique. And the verdict? I think I prefer the original method using templates. It makes for a less-bulky seam.
The colors were chosen by my client. She wanted a dwr in red, blue, yellow, and green. What shades of those colors, I asked? Any. So this is my interpretation. Did I mention this is king size? I swear this weighs 30 lbs, too. It’s giant and heavy. But fun, oh so fun. Can you tell I had a great time quilting it?
I just wish I had taken a pic of the backing. I’m hoping that this quilt is enjoying it’s new home and is loved by its new owner as much as it was loved by me. Also, a special thanks to Kelly P and Kim C for helping with the piecing and especially the turning of the arcs. After I did about 8, I was over it, so this quilt could have never happened without those awesome friends of mine.