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Double Wedding Ring Quilt

Double Wedding Ring Quilt
I'm so pleased to finally be sharing this quilt with you! 
I made it as a wedding gift for my very best friend, Jill. It was inspired by a vintage 1930's double wedding ring quilt that I bought at a local antiques show. I showed off my purchase to her and she actually recognized the pattern! Her being a complete non-sewer, non-crafter, that came as quite a shock to me. Then a couple of months later she got engaged! Of course, being the sentimental fool I am, I decided I had to make her her very own double wedding ring to commemorate this huge moment in her life. 

Double Wedding Ring Quilt
(wanna know a secret? My friend Jill is crouched back there holding the quilt so it won't fall)

Double Wedding Ring Quilt
Now, if you know Jill, you know she has very particular taste; impeccable taste of the utmost high and edgy style, but particular, nonetheless. So I set about my design not knowing exactly where it would take me. After weeks of stalking fabric sites while also helping her plan the wedding, it hit me! Use her wedding colors! She had coral and black, with theoretical hints of turquoise, and the grey was a stray from my usual white, but went perfectly with her edgier taste.

Double Wedding Ring Quilt
I then proceeded to do oodles of research to decide how exactly I would tackle this behemoth of a project. I immediately referred to my friend Kaelin's Double Wedding Ring quilt along for help and forged ahead. The pattern she follows uses foundation paper piecing to make the arcs, thereby making the process faster and simpler. It took me about 20 hours just to piece the arcs, and I stopped counting after that. It's made up of 98 arcs and measures in at 54" x 68". It was a total of about 5 months from start to finish. 

Double Wedding Ring Quilt


Double Wedding Ring Quilt
I took a class at my local quilt shop to learn how to use their longarm machine. I used a very light scrollwork pattern to allow the colors and piecing to stand on their own. Binding the rounded arcs and concave points was a royal pain in the you know what, but I fudged my way through it and finished it off. 

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

Double Wedding Ring Quilt
I aim for tears when I give gifts, and I'd say I succeeded here. :)
The cute part is that although she's not a sewist herself, she totally gets it. I've since been informed that this quilt is too nice and too special to use. Instead, it will hang on the wall of the future nursery. Nothing could make me happier.

Double Wedding Ring Quilt
The moment for which I waited many long hours and months. She loved it even more than I could have even hoped. My Jill, my lady, it was a true labor of love I would not make for anyone else. Much love!

Blogger's Quilt Festival Stats
Finished Quilt Measures: 54" x 68"
Special Techniques Used: Foundation Paper Piecing, curved piecing
Quilted by: myself, Elena Roscoe
Best Category: Favorite Throw Quilt, Favorite Quilt Photographer, Favorite Wall Hanging


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45 comments:

  1. Gorgeous quilt! Wonderful photography! Great job!!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous Elena! You did such a great job.

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  3. Love this classy quilt woman!

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  4. What an amazing gift! A very lucky friend. And so nice that she "gets" what a great gift this is, it's kind of hard as a quilter when people don't.

    Also, I love the binding you chose, it's fabulous!

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  5. Wow, this is a great quilt and I have to say that I love EVERYTHING about it. Especially that binding. :)

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  6. LOVE this quilt!!! You did an amazing job!

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  7. that is absolutely stunning!!! omgosh elena, you totally gave me the push I needed to work on mine!

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  8. Absolutely stunning! One of the best wedding ring quilts I've seen in years!

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  9. That is a beautiful quilt and I enjoyed reading its story. I also love that tree you photographed it in, what a perfect setting to show it off.

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  10. Wow its stunning and so lovely that it is loved by the recipient too! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. What a stunning quilt! The double wedding ring has been on my must make list for ages...yours is inspiring!

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  12. Lovely quilt! I'm sure it will be a very special treasure.

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  13. Stunning quilt and photography!!! What a prized possession!
    -Amanda-

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  14. Beautiful quilt and the perfect gift!

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  15. HOLY COW! I am riiiiiidiculously impressed! Gorgeous Elena, and it looks like your friend was truly touched. What an amazing story, and an amazing quilt! The fabrics you chose...killing me. Way to rock it!

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  16. Awesome quilt-

    Margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  17. Beautiful quilt! Perfect for a wedding gift.

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  18. Rocking the colourway there Elena. That's just gorgeous and the story behind it and your photos almost made ME cry!

    LOVE the name of your blog too ...we eat breakfast for dinner pretty regularly at my place!

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  19. Oh my gosh, Elena, this is so beautiful!!! Love the photos, especially the first one of you with your quilt :) What a fantastic gift!

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  20. No words!@ amazing colors, technique, and photos! Love it

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  21. Love the colors used in this Double Wedding Ring! Is the tree holding the quilt a banyan tree?

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  22. seeing this quilt made me want to attempt to make one myself -- we'll see how that turns out! I also wanted to say that I ADORE your photos. great job. I'm glad I found your blog. =)

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  23. You are so cute Elena :) And your quilt turned out BEAUTIFULLY! So glad she liked it and appreciated all your hard work!!!

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  24. What a fabulous quilt and such a wonderful story behind it. You have a very lucky friend.

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  25. A beautiful quilt, with a stunning color scheme! How could she NOT love it?? Great job!

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  26. Your quilt is love. The design has worked well with those colours. A perfect gift.

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  27. One of my favorite patterns...beautiful work and I love the colors. Your friend is very lucky!

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  28. I love your quilt. It is beautiful! :)

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  29. Gorgeous quilt, and so full of love!

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  30. Elena you definitely got my nomination for best Quilt Photographer! I love the quilt as well.

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  31. I think I just cried a little bit there!

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  32. Love the quilt and the colour in your photos. Good luck!

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  36. Absolutely love this! Colors are just fantastic. Your binding is perfect, too. What a sweet story to go along with it. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  37. It's stunning Elena! Plus you look beautiful in that pink dress!

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