Well I did it! The quilt is done. All the way done. Well I guess I lied again. There is no label…that will have to wait until after the wedding because it is 8:30 Thursday night as I write this. There are supper dishes to do, taco meat to make, a card basket to make, a vehicle to load and toilets to clear and there is just me here to do it. No time for a quilt label. We are decorating the reception hall tomorrow and all the kids will be home. Then tomorrow evening is the wedding rehearsal…then the big day Saturday is the wedding.
Here it is…
This is the hardest and more time consuming quilt I have made. I don’t want to scare anyone away from trying to make one because in all reality, it wasn’t hard to make once I got a system going. If you’re thinking about making one or are just curious to know about construction, you can check out link to a blog post I previously made about the quilt’s construction.
I did end up binding the quilt by machine. It wasn’t a problem for me at all. I had bound the other double wedding quilt I made by machine but this quilt has much smaller pieces making the rings much smaller. I didn’t know if it would still work but it did.
I had Kelli pick out the backing and I first I didn’t like it at all…but now, I do. I couldn’t figure out why a green back on a blue quilt but it actually looks good.
When I made this quit I cut too many pieces. At first I really kicked myself for “wasting” the fabric but you know…in 2016 it will be our 30th wedding anniversary. Maybe it’s time I have a double wedding ring quilt for me. Time will tell, but that plan is brewing in my mind.
Well as of today…I have three wedding quilts made. I have two more kids to get married….I was already told by one of them that they’ll be wanting a double wedding ring quilt too. I also have a big suspicion that my daughter Kayla who got married first of the kids is soon going to throw a protest. When I asked her what she wanted for a wedding quilt I think she purposely didn’t pick a double wedding ring as she knows that they are hard to make…now that she knows I can make them, I am betting at about their 10 year anniversary she’ll be coming back and wanting one.
Now with any luck I’ll get a picture of the bride and groom holding the quilt.