Friday, April 11, 2014

On To The Next Challenge

When I say "challenge," I really mean it.  I am starting a Double Wedding Ring quilt.  I'm making it the old-fashioned way, with little pieces and curved piecing.  I'm using a set of templates from Marti Michell. 

 
Though pricey, quality acryilic templates will make the cutting easier and more accurate (accuracy is vital in this quilt).  I chose this particular set because it includes some additional template pieces for other designs, including Orange Peel and Robbing Peter to Pay Paul, both on my "list."  I bought my template set on Amazon because I'm a Prime member so the shipping was covered.

 


To make this quilt, I'm breaking into my precious stash of Paris Flea Market, purchased the first time it came out. These are my fabrics for the arcs, using the yellows, greens, and pinks (most, but not all are from Paris Flea Market by 3 Sisters for Moda).  The 4-patches that form the juncture of the rings will be the sage green on the far left and the solid yellow on the far right.  I'm thinking of Kona Snow for the background but will make the arcs first.



 
I usually like to focus on one project at a time but with this one, I might break that guideline.  There are times when I need something easy and fast, which double wedding ring definitely is not.  I had a chuckle when I read in Marti Michell's instructions, "Since this quilt is not made in an evening..."  What an understatement!  So I may need some interruptions, with a fast and/or easy project as a DWR vacation. 
 
Wish me luck as I embark on this challenge!
 


9 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh I do wish you luck! Double wedding ring is on my list of "must do quilts" , too, but I am not ready yet. I think the colors you've chosen sound perfect, and I will be eager to read about your progress. I hope you enjoy making this lovely quilt!

Courtenay Hughes said...

I used those same templates several years ago and the quilt came out great! I did notice my rings got better along the way. I am sure you will post pictures- I love your fabric selection! I can't wait to see your rings!

Laura in IA said...

I wish you luck on this project and admire you for taking the challenge - anyway that's the way it looks to me.

Tina said...

Oooooh! This is going to be just beautiful! My very first quilt I tried to make was the Wedding Ring - what was I thinking!!? I didn't have a clue how to even cut fabric at the time and needless to say, it was a giant disaster ;o) Thank goodness I've learned ALOT since those days. I can't wait to see yours as you go along - I think it is going to be just gorgeous!!!

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JoAnne said...

Good Luck! I began one of these ages ago and got as far as making the "melons." I took a break from it and never got back to it. If anyone can make a lovely 2WR, it is you! I can't wait to see the progress.

gailss said...

Oh, ...very good luck with this and you are a brave girl. I started one about years ago and still am not there. It started as a queen, then a large lap size and now it might turn into a medium wall hanging or perhaps just a quick table runner O(((((

Kathy Reed said...

A double wedding ring is on my list, but not for a while. Best of luck, and can not wait to see. All of your quilts are so beautiful !!

Thimbleanna said...

Haha -- not made in an evening indeed! I've always wanted to do a double wedding ring and I'm looking forward to seeing your progress -- it looks like it's going to be a fun ride!

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