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Thread: I Made a Quilt! I Made a Quilt!

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    Ok, it's only a quilt top so far, but I haven't done any quilting this summer at all! I have to have 15 projects in the mail by midAugust, so I started with this one to get me motivated. I have never made a Double Wedding Ring quilt before. It was surprisingly easy - it literally took more time to cut than it did to sew! I bought the fabrics at Walmart on Wednesday night.


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    Thats awesome! You did this since Wed night??? Wow!!! I'm impressed!

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    That looks fabulous, How did you manage to make it in that time? It takes me ages to finish anything. I love the curves in double wedding ring, the way it seems to flow over the quilt. NIce one :thumbup:

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    I am majorly impressed :!: With both the work and the speed. Good luck on all your projects.

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    WOW what a great quilt. I can't believe that you made that since Wednesday. Did you sleep at all?? :-). I would love to make a double wedding ring but as I'm a fairly new quilter I'm afraid to do anything with curves. What pattern did you use? I know that there are alot of double wedding ring patterns out there but I would like to use one that someone else has already tried.
    If you want to make another one I'd be really happy to send you my snail mail address :D :lol: any color would be fine.
    Great work!!!!!!!!!!

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    Did you piece this by hand or machine? Did you use templates or a pattern? I really want to make a DWR, but have no idea where to start! Barb C

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    Very Impressive!! Please give us more detail about how you did it.

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    I got the pattern from an old (1980's) Quilt Magazine. I traced the patterns onto template plastic and then cut my pieces using the rotary cutter, in layers of 8, around the templates. You have to be careful not to cut up the template, but it's not too hard if you use a new blade. Seriously, it took longer to cut than to sew. I made a crutch to make sure I didn't mess up the color placement. If I were just making it for me, I would have used more fabrics for a scrappy effect, but I will be teaching it as a class so I have to be able to list yardages and keep it simple.

    You make the arcs first - for this wallquilt, I made 48 arcs. You can chain piece those - it goes pretty fast. Those are just short straight seams. Then you add end pieces to half of the arcs. Assemble 24 melon shaped pieces by sewing first the short and then the long arcs to the background melon-shaped piece. Once those 24 melon-shaped pieces were done, I just had to assemble the units. Many years ago, I saw a demonstration of this quilt being assembled, and I have always wanted to try it: You sew two melon-shaped units to adjacent sides of that bigger piece of background fabric that looks like a distorted square, so your unit looks like a clamshell. You start in the upper left corner and assemble this whole quilt like a clamshell quilt. At the lower and right side edges, you fill in with the melon-shaped units to finish it off.

    I pinned at the ends and centers, but the curves weren't bad because they are so big and gradual. It was easier than I expected.

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    Wonderful Job! With speed and craft like you have at your fingertips you will be on to new projects in no time! Keep up the good work and the encouragement in quilting. :D

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    Very, Very, pretty. Like your color choices.

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    OOOOOOOOOOO AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WWOOOOOOWWWWWWW

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    Ditto to what Kathy said!

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    The most impressive thing is that it lays flat. Now, that is no small feat. My feet are big! Maybe, that is why I can't do that. Very nice! :mrgreen:

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    Wow what patience. No way for me. :lol:

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    Wow!!

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    That is gorgeous! Gorgeous I say!

    Renae :D

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    BEAUTIFUL..................

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    The double wedding ring is one of my favorites... I love the colors you used.. So nice and has a Fall feeling to it... Good job :thumbup:

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    I'm amazed. Beautiful.

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    great look ,I guess next wed. you will have it quilted can't wait to see the quilting speedy

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    What a really wonderful work of art. Your double wedding ring is terrific. Good job, great colors and thanks for sharing.
    Feathers

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    Wow!! it's beautiful, you did an awesome job on it. :)

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    Congratulations!!! It turned out to be just stunning!! I love the colors!!

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    This is beautiful. You say it wasn't hard, so this isn't your first quilt. What pattern did you use? Thank.s

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    Love it. Here's to less sleep and more quilting!

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