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    I was visiting my Grandmother yesterday and she had asked if I had ever made a wedding ring quilt. I told her no but would love to. She looked at me and you could tell she was remembering something and then she said her grandmother made one and and it was beautiful. I would love to make my grandma this quilt. I will make it a lap quilt because the last quilt she uses as a piece of art (which i love because only she is allowed to touch :) So here is my problem. Her house is WHITE all white with a touch of color here and there. She changes her colors like we change our underwear :lol: She has some neutral tones I have never seen this quilt in neutral tones what would you suggest?

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    How about pale prints, less intense but with color. This pattern is on my list of "to do" and I will use less intense colors. I have a lot of white walls too and change accent colors often!!!

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    Soft, pale tones would be my suggestion too. Pinks, greens, blues, either yellows or beiges . . . on a solid white background. These are the colors I think of when I think traditional wedding ring quilt. Great thing about this pattern is that there is opportunity to use many colors in the rings. Best of luck!

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    I have seen the double wedding ring in neutral tones. It was beautiful. The background was the lightest fabric but the wedding rings were more beige and tans, each with a print in them all in neutrals but not tone on tone. I think it took a long time to find the right fabrics but it was worth the work. It was a beautiful quilt and one you could use anywhere.

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    I agree with sew connie....mixed colors with solid white...that way it would "go" with all the changing of colors you mentioned that she does.
    Look at connie's avatar for inspiration.

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    white background, and then colors for the rings. Does DGM use pale colors or brights for her accents? I would choose many different fabrics for the rings :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    I have seen the double wedding ring in neutral tones. It was beautiful. The background was the lightest fabric but the wedding rings were more beige and tans, each with a print in them all in neutrals but not tone on tone. I think it took a long time to find the right fabrics but it was worth the work. It was a beautiful quilt and one you could use anywhere.
    I've seen it somewhere too and it was beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew cornie
    Soft, pale tones would be my suggestion too. Pinks, greens, blues, either yellows or beiges . . . on a solid white background. These are the colors I think of when I think traditional wedding ring quilt. Great thing about this pattern is that there is opportunity to use many colors in the rings. Best of luck!
    Yes, pastels would be lovely.

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    What about using some repro. 30's fabrics in the lighter tones?

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    I too would go with the soft, pale tones. I bet it will be beautiful when done. Can't wait for a pic of this one. I am wanting to try making the wedding ring pattern myself. Next year I think I will try it..

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    I would try to do it in shades of creme/beige in light, med dark.. I think it would be spectacular!

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    This is not a DWR, but the colors are lovely and neutral!

    http://my.hgtv.com/share-my-quilt/Fr...i?oid=18815351

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    I think some one posted a wedding ring quilt recently that was an old one and it was done in pale colors. Search it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew cornie
    Soft, pale tones would be my suggestion too. Pinks, greens, blues, either yellows or beiges . . . on a solid white background. These are the colors I think of when I think traditional wedding ring quilt. Great thing about this pattern is that there is opportunity to use many colors in the rings. Best of luck!
    I agree. :) Good luck. Can't wait to see what colors you pick.

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    this is perfect colors she I might add some black to it and we will have a beautiful quilt!!! Thank you all for your help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Farm Quilter
    This is not a DWR, but the colors are lovely and neutral!

    http://my.hgtv.com/share-my-quilt/Fr...i?oid=18815351

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    I would go with those shades of tan and creams also with a very white background.

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    Browse thru these pics and see what looks good to you.

    http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&expIds=17259,23756,24692,24878,24879,27400,27586,27744,27788&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=double+wedding+ring+quilt+images&cp=27&qe=ZG91YmxlIHdlZGRpbmcgcmluZyBxdWlsdCBpbQ&qesig=pYDmm3DhAJTWLSR3T0k9lg&pkc=AFgZ2tkWldUF3XOBstgbEBXAVB0rh4HumGlBFIHGeG-HvPyLCrTFageBpCqekI3MsVqOjj1JCNb1CloJ4CzVIa4HiXpnU GuYvA&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=45T9TK2qFoG8lQfijt20CA&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CCYQsAQwAA&biw=1215&bih=484

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    One more question for you.... I now that this is my quilt and that I can do about anything I want but my issue with colors well lets just say Thank goodness that there was a time when plaids and strips matched!!! Ok back to the question. I have a bunch of white on white fabric that are different styles and wondered if the DWR could be scrapy or should I stick with one color for the middles of the rings? (for the melons and the weird square part) Thank you!!

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    I've seen one done in neutrals ranging from white all the way to gold/tan - I think some were tone on tone and some had little patterns to them. It was lovely because of the range of colors in the arches.

    It's admirable that you want to make this pattern for your grandmother. I made one for one of my kids about 10 years ago made up in greens/blues/pink and white. For me it was a labor of love pattern/quilt. However, I've warned my other kids not to plan on this pattern for any of their future quilts! Of course now I'm better at quilting and who knows...

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    I would think that if your white on whites were all the same white, you could mix and match them. If they aren't the same white, I would go with one white. Can't wait to see a picture of the quilt when you are finished!

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    what about her favorite colors, in pastels? that might work.

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    Beiges and browns with a white center would be pretty.

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    I would go with what my son calls the faded fabrics. Use a variety for a scrappy look, but focus on fabrics that don't pop so much. Makes a very soft look and blends with any other colors in a room pretty good.

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    If she is thinking about a quilt her grandmother made, chances are todays 30's fabric would fit the bill. I'm putting one together right now and using connecting threads canning day.
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    Every one is suggesting white for the background of your wedding ring quilt. I agree. However, the choice of fabrics for the ringshould be a very outstand combination of pastel backgrounds. I would suggest a pale green or blue with an overall small design of flowers (blue,pink, yellows) any color as long as the prints are very small. I used this formula for one I made several years ago and it turned out beautifully. Good luck with it. It is a very rewarding pattern to work with.

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