Oh am I ever glad that this quilt is finished. Here it is the long awaited Double Wedding Ring quilt.
This was my summer labor of love…baby maker quilt…wedding quilt. Whatever you want to call it, it is a wedding present for my son Buck and his soon to be wife Jen. (The wedding is tomorrow) I started this at the end of May and finished it early this week. It’s a double wedding ring in non traditional colors. Jen is the one who asked for these colors and initially I wasn’t too excited but now, I really love them.
For the quilting I did a combo of these two videos. The centers are like this video.
Isn’t it a hoot??
The rest is more like this video.
If you have ever wanted to make a Double Wedding Ring quilt and been afraid to try, don’t be. I know I was and actually was really nervous about it when Jen asked for that design. It really isn’t that hard. I used this template set Double Wedding Ring Template. It made it much easier. There are holes in the template and if you put the markings in place, it’s honestly not hard.
I will say that the quilt is time consuming though. I did lots of pinning. I stopped to press a lot too. There is very little chain piecing involved except for the arches. I was actually quite impressed with my piecing. I thought it would be all over the place. I attribute that to following my 1/4″ foot and the markings on the pieces.
I have no way of knowing but I am guessing I’ll have to make at least one more of these. I have three more kids to marry and now that Jen (the soon to be in law) that has no sewing experience was brave enough to ask for one and break me in, I am thinking she might have opened a can of worms and that the other non married kids will want them now for their wedding quilts too. Even Hubby said he really likes the design…oh no. I don’t have that many more in me?!?!?!
I am so appreciative of the help my girls put in to make this quilt happen. Kayla did some of the marking. Kelli did most of the cutting and some of the sewing. Kalissa helped clip threads but more than that, she cooked supper so I could work on it, did the laundry and cleaning to help so I could stay in the sewing room. All in all, it was a joint effort.
I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am to be welcoming Jen into our family. She is honestly the perfect girl for Buck. Being his mom and having lived with him for many years, I know he can be headstrong, bossy and a little demanding. She handles all that perfectly. On the same token, I know he is a good catch too. He is loyal, forgiving, and super handy. They make a wonderful pair. Many long and happy years to them both. Make sure to stop by later..I am hoping to take a few picture and show you the reception hall all decorated…