The Double Wedding Ring Quilt Along

For now, the Whatever Wednesday posts are going away.  In place I am going to be sharing with you a Double Wedding Ring Quilt Along.  I made this back in early 2014 for Kelli and Jason as their wedding quilt.  After the wedding Kelli and I submitted it to American Patchwork and Quilting.

DoubleWeddingRing-label

It was featured in the June 2018 issue four years after I made it!  You can find back issues of the magazine here if you want one.

People had asked me for a quilt along so they could make one…I had said yes….and then life got busy.  I was hoping to start in June but here we are in July just starting.

I’ll be posting about the quilt on Wednesday’s of each week.  I’ll put in a linky in case anyone else is quilting along and wants to share.  I don’t want this so be super regimented…that for me is no fun so some weeks I might not get anything sewn on this….Life is more important than quilts!!

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If you’ve studied double wedding quilts you might know that they come in all sorts of sizes and coloring.  Traditional is white where I have blue with scrappy rings…but now days, there is no normal when it comes to double wedding ring quilts.

This is another double wedding ring quilt I made.  This was for our son Buck and his now ex-wife Jen.  Notice that the centers are a variety of navy blue colors.  Notice that the rings are patterned.  There is a gold/cream pattern happening.

JenandBuckQuilt

In Buck’s quilt the pieces are all MUCH larger.  This one was made using Marti Mitchell’s templates. This would mean less sewing and getting done quicker.

Marti Michell Double Wedding Ring Template

If you want to quilt along, you are welcome to use whatever pattern you want.  You can use whatever colors you want.  There are no rules here!!

I am using the templates that I had made when I made Kelli’s quilt.  The pattern for them is found in the insert of the magazine.  I took my pattern pieces to the mobile glass store and had them cut templates from plexi-glass for me.  If you do this, make sure to ask for 1/8″ plexi-glass.  You can have the holes drilled in the corners is you like.  I did but later didn’t end up using them anyway.

The other thing you need to be successful in your cutting is a small 28mm rotary cutter.  This sneaks around those curves so much nicer than the large rotary cutter.  I highly recommend it. Of course, if you don’t want templates made, you can use paper and pins….it’s all up to you and your budget.

I had a box of leftovers from Kelli’s quilt so I decided to make another quilt that will be pretty much the same.  This girl, Kelli, was home and I was trying to get her to keep her foot up so I gave her the task of counting pieces.

Here’s what I have.

This gives me a little jump start but that’s okay.  It’s a big job to try to stay ahead of all of you.

So assignment for you….
-decide on your pattern size
-make templates (optional)
-pick your fabrics
-get a 28mm small rotary cutter (optional)

Next week I’ll start in on giving you some tips on cutting….There are wasteful ways to cut and some not so wasteful.  Stay tuned.