I never intended to make a traditional double wedding ring quilt, its totally the fault of my very good friend Linzi Upton, who casually asked "whats the best method for making a Double Wedding Ring quilt. I hadn't given it any thought, the question got me wondering, so I hunted out enough fabric to make a couple of blocks.
Video included below....
|Only 71 melons each containing 5 fabric pieces|
|Thirty block centres|
I had enough of the paisley fabric to make 8 centres, so I made up eight blocks and put them away in a bag as we do, as an unfinished project or UFO.
A few months later I came across the bag, pulled out the blocks realised I didn't have anymore of the paisley fabric so then now what was I going to do, I had enjoyed making the blocks and decided they would look good in a quilt so I then hunted out some matching, peachy pink coloured linen fabric, it was going to work well.
I made up 30 blocks, but that wasn't quite big enough for a bed quilt so I decided to add borders. I had a few flowers and leaves left form a previous project so made up a few more and some stems to enhance the border a little....
|A bit of simple applique|
Video Freehand Feathers
I ditch stitched the applique and rings using invisible thread.I then quilted freehand feathers, beadboard, and pebbles using matching pink and white trylobal threads, I think it turned out just lovely.....