Any guess on what I am up to??
If you guessed making a double ring quilt, you’d have guessed right. Our son is getting married in August and I asked what quilt they wanted me to make. His fiance doesn’t sew and said that she knew I’d be asking. She’d been online and saw that there was some kind of quilts for weddings called double wedding rings. Had I heard of it??? Ya…I’d heard of is and avoided it for years because of those curved seams.
Wanting to make them happy, I thought I would at least give it a try and yesterday was the day to start.
I wanted to give myself the best possibility of being successful so I bought this Double Wedding Ring Template set from Amazon.
Sunday, I thought I better at least give it a try. If it turned out to be more than I could handle, I could tell them and be able to make something else…. Well, I tried it and I didn’t hate it. I wouldn’t say I loved it. But..I didn’t hate it. They requested the colors shown in the first photos or that’s at least what I deciphered from out talk. The “yellow” is actually more gold colored. She had requested gold, white and navy with navy being the dominate color.
I love the template set. All of the pieced parts fit on 2 1/2″ strips. I started cutting from my strip box first…then started in on cutting some fat quarters into strips.
I have the gold pieces cut. Next up the neutrals…then the blue. I am determined to do just a little on this each day even if it’s just sewing a few seams or cutting a few pieces. Our daughters Kelli and Kayla are planning to come a weekend and we’ll all sew and sew and try to get a lot of it done. I am hoping to have it at least cut out by then.
There is a lot of work to this. It’s slow going as the pieces need to be marked. So far I have a couple hints if you want to make one. Tip #1: Invest in a rotary cutter with a small blade. It can buzz around those curved edges with no problem….Tip #2: Figure out how to NOT clench your teeth as cut. I have been clenching my teeth as I hold the template and cut around the shape. I’ve given myself a head ache!! UGH.
If any of you have made a double wedding ring quilt and have some hints for me, please pass them on.