Friday Finish: The Double Wedding Ring

Oh am I ever glad that this quilt is finished.  Here it is the long awaited Double Wedding Ring quilt.

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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.

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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…

Today, we are hooking up with……Confessions of a Fabric AddictLink a Finish FridayFreedom Fridays and Crazy Mom Quilts.  I am hooking up with Moda’s Quilts with Stories.

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41 thoughts on “Friday Finish: The Double Wedding Ring

  1. Sharon

    Oh, this is just so beautiful! Love the color choice and the blue just makes those rings stand out – stunning.

  2. Jen B

    Beautiful quilt, I love the different colours too. Your son and almost daughter-in-law are very lucky to have this quilt. Have you heard about the double wedding ring quilt challenge the NYC mod quilt guild is running at the moment? I think yours would definitely be in the running if you enter it.
    http://www.nycmetromodquilters.com/dwr-challenge-2/

  3. Lynn Walker

    F.A.B. And lucky you having 3 more kiddos to make wedding quilts for. Have a good one tomorrow. Best wishes to bride and groom from me and mine in Pleasantly Cool Britannia. LW

  4. michelle a

    Beautiful quilt. I love the colors too. Congratulations to Buck and Jen. Enjoy the wedding tomorrow. I know they will love the quilt.

  5. Debbie Watton

    Wonderful quilt, I will try to make one of these someday as they seem to be worth the effort. I made a huge double Irish chain quilt as a wedding gift recently and though it was hard work (I quilt on a small domestic sewing machine) I was well rewarded with the happy couple’s smiles.

  6. Heather

    How inspiring for your first dwrq !!!!! Absolutely beautiful – I’ve not seen this color combination. Congratulations to the bride & groom.

  7. sally

    I love the colours in your quilt. Awesome job and what a wonderful gift for your son and his new wife. Have a wonderful day tomorrow at their wedding! I have also been afraid of doing one of these quilts but I might try one now yours turned out so amazing!!

  8. Cosmos

    It is beautiful! I am surprised how quckly you made this quilt. I like the color combination,.

  9. Marie Ward

    Jo I am really impress with your beautiful quilt and your background is so lovely too. I always thought your quilting was lovely but since you got this new machine there is no stopping you. You are the best Thank you for such a wonderful blog
    Love marie

  10. Paulette Doyle

    WOW!! This quilt is STUNNING…the bride and groom are going to flip when they see it! I’d say this quilt is going to guarantee you many happy, healthy grandkids!! hahaha Have a wonderful time at the wedding and be sure to post lots of pics!! We will be lurking around the punch bowl!
    P

  11. Quilter Kathy

    Congrats on a fabulous finish! It is a show stopping quilt for sure! You should enter it in some quilt shows before giving it to them! It’s so beautiful!

  12. sandy

    Wow, that is one gorgeous quilt. I think you and your husband must have done something right when your kids come together to be so helpful, I look forward to the wedding photos.

  13. Catholic Bibliophagist

    Your quilt is stunning and your posts are so encouraging for those of us who have been wanting to make this quilt. I bought those very same templates several years ago but have still been waiting for the courage to start. Now I can have no more excuses!

    I was also moved by the fact that this wedding quilt was, in a way, a joint effort by the females of the family to welcome the new bride. How wonderful that your daughters helped cut, mark, sew, clip, and cook so that you could finish this quilt in such an amazingly short time.

    –C.B.

  14. Sherryl

    Oh! Beautiful! And I love the colors. I have a dear friend who has mentioned that this is his favorite quilt pattern and all I could think was… that ain’t gonna happen. Now I’m thinking that maybe I can!

  15. Ramona

    I have enjoyed watching your progress while making this beautiful quilt on your blog. It is absolutely gorgeous and I love the colors! Enjoy tomorrow and best wishes to your son and his new wife.

  16. Bonnie

    What a wonderful quilt. It is beautiful. So nice that your girls helped out when needed. Congratulation to you and the bride and groom.

  17. Lisa B

    Great team effort on your and your kids part! I wonder how long it would take me to make it without the cooking and cleaning help? Wonderful quilt! Great colors! I’m sure your son and DIL will love and treasure it for years to come.

  18. Sue

    Great job! I can’t believe how fast you made it. I think they will love it! Have a great time at the wedding. Looking forward to pictures.

  19. Margaret Parks

    How beautiful. I love your DWR. Your daughter in law will treasure it I’m sure and all the love that went into it.!
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail,com

  20. Linda in NE

    A good job done. I really like the colors. Sometimes we just have to break out of the box and your soon-to-be daughter-in-law’s request was your opportunity.

  21. Tammy

    Congrates on finishing such a beautiful quilt, best wishes to the lucky couple. So nice to hear how the whole family pitched in to help.
    BTW, your double washtub looks beautiful full of flowers.

  22. Susie at ProsperityStuff

    This. Is. Beautiful! They will love it! You’ve got me inspired to try a double wedding ring quilt of some kind. Just tried a sample block. Bought templates. Have fabric. Only question is where to find the time! Lovely work.

  23. Kell

    Looks gorgeous! I spent April & May making a quilt for my cousin & his bride to be for their wedding gift. It was the same way with the colors. My mom wasn’t sure that it would look good but it came out so beautiful.

  24. Nicole

    What a beautiful gift! Yup, I think you are right – the other kids will be expecting one of their own when it’s their turn!

  25. Inès

    I just started a single DWR and this is great motivation! Did you know about the DWR challenge through the NYC Modern Quilt Guild? I’m sure you would do very well!

  26. Susan in FL

    Beautifully done quilt. The colors are striking. I love to come to your blog and see your work. Thanks for blogging! My best wishes to the wedding couple.

  27. Celia

    Looks beautiful in your photo shoot. Just so lovely. You made it shine with your quilting and labor of love.

  28. Jeneta

    It is lovely! What great photos you have of it. I love that so many loved ones contributed to a quilt that has begun its journey as a family treasure.

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