|From L to R: Caroline (our youngest child), Jocelyn (our son's fiance),|
Dermet (my spouse), Liz (me), Tom (our son), August (Erin's husband),
Eric (Caroline's boyfriend) and Erin (our oldest).
Our son, Tom and his fiance, Jocelyn are getting married this coming October, 2017 in Arizona. They met while in graduate school in Glendale, Arizona and both are now pharmacists. I decided to make them a quilt as a wedding quilt. I decided to make a "Double Wedding Ring Quilt." I did quite a bit of research and decided to make the quilt from Quiltsmart's Double Wedding Ring using interfacing to make the process go faster and less hassle on my part. I searched YouTube and found several videos of the technique used and really thought that I could easily do it. I selected the fabrics and Jocelyn helped me by letting me know that she loved "blues and grays."
The four fabrics in the center were
purchased from Craftsy: Boundless Ombre.
The two fabrics were purchased from my
local fabric shop in Sacramento, Fabric
Garden. They are Northcut Fabrics by
I brought these fabrics with me to Maui. I was hoping to finish cutting the pieces from 2 1/2" strips. I was only able to do half of them but it was fun just playing with the different shades of each of the fabrics. Fortunately, Quiltsmart sells the small template on it's website.
There is a drawing of the template on the pattern
but as some of you know, it is so much easier to
use the thick template plastic then make
a template out of cardboard or thin template plastic.
The template was larger then the required 2 1/2"
strip. I just "eyeballed" the middle of the
template and cut out the piece that I needed.
The next step is to attach the
interfacing to the sewn six fabrics.
Sew on the solid line, the dotted line
next to the sewing line is the cutting
line and the other dotted line at
the ends must be inside of the fabric.
I used the "Bow Whip" Turn-it All to turn the
tube inside out. It was horrible. I will have to bring my tube turner and ask someone to show me how to successfully use it. It was so hard to turn. In the Youtube video, they used a different tube turner and I just ordered it. I hope that it is easier to use.
I will post photos of the coming steps. It has been fairly straight forward so far. I hope that it isn't more complicated.