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Thread: Wedding Quilt

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    I am on cloud nine at the moment.

    My son has just come home on leave for a few days and proposed to his girlfriend. lol :-D They haven't set a date, but the two love birds... and we (his Dad and I) have all had such a lovely day... Their Engagement announcement, a snowball fight and then Sunday dinner... it's been a wonderful day.

    Now, although we don't know the Wedding day yet... their Wedding Quilt is going to have to be added to my list of 'to do' for starting this year asap.

    I know the Double Wedding Ring is Traditional, but is it as difficult as it looks? Or, and believe me I don't want to scrimp or cheat, but is there another wedding quilt that is just as lovely, but not as daunting?

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you. Joanne
    A very happy and Proud Mum

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    I don't know if this helps at all, but I am making a wedding quilt for my little sister. She is only 20 and doesn't like the typical traditional or girly looks. She is going to have bright green and zebra print in her wedding. So I decided to make pinwheels out of bright green and black and then I am going to add a zebra print border on it. It's definitely not a traditional wedding quilt but I know that she will like this one.

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    Oh how exciting and Congratulations to the happy couple (and to you as well of course).

    Although I have never done the Double Wedding Ring, it is my humble opinion that any quilt pattern is appropriate. I am sure that they will love whatever you do for them.

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    well there is a quicker way to do the wedding ring quilt...look at quilt smart products (still a bit tedious to cut out all the squares) but it is foolproof to get them to line up right.

    I am also working on a wedding star quilt...which is also tedious but it is just HST so not to horrible.

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    The double wedding ring quilt is, imho, the classic wedding quilt.

    Now, I must admit I have never done one and the curves intimidate the heck out of me. However, there are several templates available to make it easier.

    these are from a google search:

    http://www.softexpressions.com/softw...s/RingBind.php

    http://www.ardcotemplates.com/dww-instruct.shtml

    http://www.amazon.com/Double-Wedding.../dp/0486271420

    I forgot to say congrats on the great day and I am sure they will love anything you make for them. :D

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    You could do a regular nice quilt for the wedding then take some of the best pictures at the wedding and make a picture quilt for the 1st anniversary. :thumbup:
    Congratulations :-D

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    I have a couple of patterns for that quilt that are supposed to be much easier then the traditional pattern. If you are interested, pm me...Glad you had such a wonderful day

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    I seen one time that egg money quilts had it an it really didn't look that hard the way she dose it.

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    There is an English Wedding Ring Pattern. It is interlocking "circles" that are pieced. I would do that one.

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    I'm with the others who've said that they'll love whatever you make....Congratulations to the Mum-in-law to be and best wishes to your son and his bride to be!

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    Congratulations on the engagement of your son.
    I am hoping that my daughter will get engaged here really soon!!!
    I have never made a wedding ring quilt and I have told my daughters (2 already married) that I'm not making one of those for them. Am I terrible? No, I don't think I want to tackle that project.

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    I'm scared of the rings too!

    I made this one for a wedding this spring - trying to decide what to do for another wedding also in the spring...
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    I am making a Hawaiian quilt for a wedding. I don't think you "have" to do anything in particular. Just make it with love and it will be the right quilt.

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    my niece was getting married and wanted a quilt - I said, I'm new at this and not even going to attempt that quilt. Instead I did a friendship star variation - ribbon star - that I thought took the feeling of friendship and ribboning (don't know if that's a word) them together. It worked great and they love it

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    The quilt I received as a wedding gift was one that I think may be called Grandmother's Flower Garden. It was all small hexagons. The backgroung was pink with black lattice and edging. At various ponts in the lattice there were circles of floral prints (the flowers in the garden). The reason we got that particular one was that it was the one my MIL was working on when we got engaged.

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    I have a friend who is making a Steeler quilt as a wedding gift. Obviously the couple are Steeler fans and will be sure to appreciate the gift.

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    Why not ask each of them what their favorite color is and see if they go together. Then maybe sit down with them and let them pick their own pattern (if it is not a surprise gift). That way you will know that they will love it. To me, any made for a wedding is a wedding quilt. I have never thought that it had to be a particular pattern.

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    Hi Damkina:
    First, congratulations to your family on this wonderful news! But you are right, now you have to get busy and make a quilt to commemorate their special day.

    I came across this post as I was also looking for something for one of my students as she just got engaged. She was not ready for the traditional, so we are conquering this version together. I just ordered the book for her class and we go fabric shopping this weekend! Hope you like it and/or it helps to give you more ideas to think about.

    http://ros-the-quilter.blogspot.com/...ding-ring.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loriann
    Hi Damkina:
    First, congratulations to your family on this wonderful news! But you are right, now you have to get busy and make a quilt to commemorate their special day.

    I came across this post as I was also looking for something for one of my students as she just got engaged. She was not ready for the traditional, so we are conquering this version together. I just ordered the book for her class and we go fabric shopping this weekend! Hope you like it and/or it helps to give you more ideas to think about.

    http://ros-the-quilter.blogspot.com/...ding-ring.html
    Oh, oh, what a beautiful quilt. I just had to order the book. Thank you for showing us this. The quilt looks so easy - it's all in the size of the blocks.

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    ^^Yes, I found that site recently and ordered the book to make the quilt as a wedding gift for friends getting married in October. It will be a memory quilt with photos in the big middle squares.
    We'll be quilt twins/triplets and I'm looking forward to see what yours will look like!

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    Hi, Where is it written that a wedding present quilt has to be a certain pattern? I made my daughter a king size "round the twist" quilt as a wedding present. I used my embroidery machine to embroider the names and birth dates of the bride and groom, their wedding date and the wedding dates of both sets of parents. She recently mentioned on her Blog that it was a treasured possesion. She was married in May of 2005.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954
    Why not ask each of them what their favorite color is and see if they go together. Then maybe sit down with them and let them pick their own pattern (if it is not a surprise gift). That way you will know that they will love it. To me, any made for a wedding is a wedding quilt. I have never thought that it had to be a particular pattern.
    Nice thought there Boston but NO DON'T DO THIS!!!. This is how I ended up having to make a Hawaiian quilt. If you want to do this then collect a few patterns you know you feel comfortable making and offer only those to the couple as patterns. If you let them pick a pattern you might be sorry like I am.

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    Congratulations on your up coming happy event

    I've never done a Double wedding Ring quilt - b ut I believe I've see it in PP patterns

    Will look for you. You might want to ask them what type of quilt they might want

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    My daughter was just married last September. She asked me to just make squares in her wedding colors (burgandy and forest green). I made sure that there was some white in each square and we had the wedding guests sign them as they came in. I put the squares together after the wedding, machine embroideried their names, date, names of wedding party, songs sang etc on the squares not signed, it is in my quilting frame now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia
    I don't know if this helps at all, but I am making a wedding quilt for my little sister. She is only 20 and doesn't like the typical traditional or girly looks. She is going to have bright green and zebra print in her wedding. So I decided to make pinwheels out of bright green and black and then I am going to add a zebra print border on it. It's definitely not a traditional wedding quilt but I know that she will like this one.
    that sounds wonderful

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