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Thread: No-Curves Double Double Wedding Ring Quilt

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    Here's the double-wedding ring quilt I made back in 2000 for a wonderful young German couple who lived with us for a year. I've since made (much simpler) quilts for their twins, and am struggling over a lone-star for their daughter.

    As promised I am also including the templates used, so you can see how there are no curves. Just, um, TONS of small pieces. Each 12-inch square contains 88 pieces. There is NO fast-quilting in this beast.

    What's really groovy about this DWR quilt is that the "background" is another set of rings, so it's really a double-double wedding ring quilt.

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    Very pretty.

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    Absolutely gorgeous, great colors too.

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    This is very beautiful and an incredible piece of work. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    This is very interesting to me. I am wanting to do one out of teal fabrics, king-sized. How large are your blocks, if you don't mind me asking. Thanks

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    Wow that is one fabulous quilt!!!

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    Very nice!

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    WOW!! It is beautiful. Looks like a person needs lots of patience to do this one!! You certainly did a great job on it!

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    Holy Macaroni! Hats off to you to for taking on this project which turned out to be so beautiful. I know I could never stick with it.

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    Simply stunning! Wow!
    Blessings,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle
    Absolutely gorgeous, great colors too.
    absolutely ditto!

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    beautiful. i have a book on that. love it!!

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    How great you are sharing the pattern!!! Love your quilt.

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    Yours is beautiful. I have seen this pattern before at a quilt show, it was done in shades of cream, taupe and white.

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    cream, taupe and white...oh my that must have been absolutely stunning and elegant.

    I seem to recall that the squares were about 12"-- as you may be able to count, I made 30 of them-- 5 squares by 6. (therefore 60x72). Each of the 30 had 88 pieces (2,640 but who's counting?) And then I added what appears to be about 8 inches on each side bringing it to 76x88. And THEN, after many years, the German couple had someone add an even wider dark blue border all the way around because they got a larger bed. I'm just thrilled they're still using it! (And that those 1/4" seams are holding up!)

    Diane, I believe I have an extra block (or most of one); PM me your address, and I can mail it to you.

    I did this quilt in my "early" years of quilting, before I knew any better. I think the only reason I got it done is because I promised it as a wedding present and they saw it when it was about 75% finished. I doubt I'd have the patience for it today. But yes, it was my crowning glory, and I haven't made anything nearly as exquisite since.

    My husband calls it the "oh sh*%!" quilt because he kept hearing that from my sewing room.

    -- Jillaine

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    WOW what a quilt.

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    That beast is a beauty!

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    beautiful!!

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    thank you for sharing the pattern. love paper piecing and doing intriqit patterns. this is my next quilt.

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    It is beautiful!! But I have to admit that anything with templates is on my "No Way In Hell" list! LOL

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    Your quilt is stunning love the colors you chose .It looks really complicated how long did it take you to make?

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    This could be paper pieced. Connie has the right idea. Just cut apart on the diagonal line, than cut apart the other two vertical lines and start paper piecing. Be sure and add your 1/4 seam allowance to each side of your cut sections.

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    I think I'll need to take a course in paper piecing (or is there a youtube video on same? mm... i'll go check...). I tried following print instructions from a book once and just threw up my hands.

    "How long did it take?" mm... too long is all I remember. (This was over ten years ago...) Keep in mind that the quilt I'd done shortly before this one I did in a weekend! ;-) I was SO naively ignorant back then. It took months of pretty much not working on anything else. I seem to recall trying to do one 12" square in an evening-- that is, of course, after all the pieces were cut. Each 12" square is made of up 8 "pie pieces" and it may have taken oh... an hour for each "pie piece"? That probably included the cutting. I dunno... somewhere in there.

    Connie, do you have the book?

    -- Jillaine

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    Jillaine, thanks again for the pattern. i finally studied the pics closer and figured it out. it dawned on me that i had done a block this way a long tome ago. connie

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    no, i've not seen the book

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