Thursday, July 16, 2009

Double Wedding Ring

I took an amazing full-day quilt course yesterday in a little shop a couple of hours from my house. The pattern was Double Wedding Ring and it was my first attempt at curved piecing. I spent the entire day making this one circle. Wow, I'm slow. I think it will end up a wall hanging for my kitchen. I'm pretty happy with the way it is turning out - it has some of my favourite fabrics in it. But it was also much harder than anything I've sewn before.
My mom watched my kids for me too. Could you ask for a better day? Quilting and free babysitting! It was also the first day I've left my son (he is 14 months) for a whole day and he did amazing. Of course, spending 4 hours at the water park is a good distraction.
And I've decided to join in the Fat Quarter Give-away on the Old Red Barn Quilt Along Flickr group. Here is my offering:

No more sewing for me for the next couple of days as I am expecting 16 kiddos and their parents tomorrow night for my daughter's 3rd Birthday!

10 comments:

Vivian said...

Your double wedding ring block is impressive. I'm okay with drunkard's path blocks, but I'd be afraid to try what you just did. Well done! Be proud of yourself!

~Michelle~ said...

that is so pretty! and I love the fabrics you used - what a great way to make an old pattern look so fresh with new fabrics!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wonderful job, I would be scared to death!! Love your fabric choices!

Natasha said...

Wow - that is amazing! Was it very hard? I so want to try this but I am not really sure how to start!

Jackie said...

It's so pretty; your choice of fabrics really work with the block. It feels traditional and modern at the same time. Is this machine pieced?

Marianne Penner Design said...

Your double wedding ring block looks really nice. I've heard they are really hard to do, I've never tried one.

Hedgehog said...

What a gorgeous double wedding ring!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well it is red and it is a double wedding ring. I want to steal it! I don't know that I will ever attempt this. I'm scared. But maybe some day. LOVE yours.

Karen said...

Your double wedding ring is just beautiful!!!

Aunt Spicy said...

Stunning! The double wedding ring is really gorgeous!