We will be getting married this fall in our hometown in Northeast Iowa -- just a little less than five months away. With the big day fast approaching, there's been all sorts of fun wedding plans in the works and a wedding quilt, of course! I've wanted to make a traditional double wedding ring quilt for quite sometime. It seems like a "right of passage" quilt -- if I can take on the Double Wedding Ring (and live to talk about it!), I can take on any quilt. Right?!
All of the fabrics I chose were pulled from my stash (which is officially out of control, but that's for another post & another day). About 95% of the fabrics I'm using come from previous Denyse Schmidt collections, I'd call it a happy accident -- although it seems that our wedding colors are fitting in perfectly with Chicopee. Which also happens to be my favorite Denyse Schmidt collection. A girl likes what a girl likes, I suppose!
I'm using the FREE Double Wedding Ring pattern & paper piece templates from Free Spirit and so far, so good! I really like using the paper piece method to create the arches used in each of the double wedding ring blocks, it makes for perfect piecing every time. So far I'm about half way through sewing the arches and loving every minute of it. I have learned a few little tricks along they way, but that'll have to wait for another day.
Have any of you made the double wedding ring pattern? I'd love any tips & tricks you'd be willing to pass along. Leave a comment below or feel free to send a note via e-mail (megan AT canoeridgecreations DOT com).