Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Double Wedding Ring Update - Living Large

My Double Wedding Ring quilt project is really taking shape now.  Lest you think this is the quilt project that takes a lifetime, I want to reassure you that it is not as daunting and time consuming as my project schedule might lead you to believe.  I've had some unusual demands on my time this summer (nothing bad) so haven't been sewing as much or as often as I would like.  If I'd been able to keep to my usual pace, this quilt would be finished by now.



In my last post on this project, I mentioned my dilemma over size.  I had just realized that a quilt big enough for our bed would entail making a lot more blocks than I had planned.  I decided to stick with the bed size plan.  The soft colors in this quilt (much of the fabric is from the Paris Flea Market line by 3 Sisters for Moda) fits our bedroom better than any other room in the house so I am going to persevere and go for the larger size quilt.

The photo above shows four rows of the quilt completed.  I have the clamshell blocks sewn together in rows but have not joined the rows together yet.  Nor have I pressed (following the directions that say not to iron yet), hence the rumpled appearance. But I figure I am over the hump, past the halfway point to a finished flimsy.

I've already planned my next two projects out in my head and they will be smaller.

4 comments:

Aunt 'Reen said...

You've made wonderful progress on this Wedding Ring quilt! It's looking very beautiful!

Kyle said...

You can't go wrong with Paris Flea Market fabric and your quilt is really taking shape. Doesn't it seem weird not to press along the way?

andrea @ tideline quilts said...

Paris Flea Market is the perfect fabric collection for this quilt pattern - I can just picture it in a romantic apartment right on the Seine...beautiful, beautiful quilt!

andrea @ tideline quilts said...

Paris Flea Market is the perfect fabric collection for this quilt pattern - I can just picture it in a romantic apartment right on the Seine...beautiful, beautiful quilt!