My Granddaughter is only 8 months old but I'm already making her wedding quilt. I made an heirloom quilt for each of the grandsons,"Betty B's Bouquet"andMary Mannakee, which are stored away for when they get married. Who knows if I'll be here for any of their weddings and I may not be able to quilt years from now so NOW is the time to make those quilts.
This double wedding ring pattern is based on a old issue of McCall's, reworked to use paper piecing and offered as a pdf for free at McCall'swebsite. (I did find the outside pattern was 1/2" too small to fit the arc pieces.) I still had some scraps from my mother so I included as many of those as I could. There are 7 different combinations for the rings, 6 blocks across and 6 down for a king size. I really don't like to do paper piecing but the accuracy for the arcs made the joining of pieces so easy.
I started this quilt last September. Once it was ready to hand quilt I worked on other projects, picking it up intermittently. I looked through all my books and on-line for suitable motifs and decided on two that were compatible.
All the center motifs are done and most of the arcs and almond shapes. I hope to finish before the year is up.
Hi. I'm Janet, a retired home economics and art teacher of 32 years. I'm a wife of 45 years, mother of 2 married boys, a grandmother to 2 boys and 2 girls, an aunt to my sister's 3 girls and their 7 children. I have always loved sewing and doing art and now I have combined these talents with quilting. I hope you find my designs and quilts an inspiration and my hints helpful.