What is my favorite quilt????
Double Wedding Ring
I decided to go back into my quilt vault for this one and it is one of my favorites for so many reasons!
First and foremost it was my grandmothers favorite quilt to make; her signature quilt! She was the original “Sassy”… because that was her nickname. She taught me everything I know and this was like the second or third quilt I made, ever! She assured me it was easy and wouldn’t be too hard…..by the time I was done I swore off curved piecing forever. I no longer hold anything against curves, but haven’t forgotten, as a beginner, how crazy I thought she was telling me I could make this quilt! Guess what??? I did and I learned a lot! Each piece was drawn with a template and cut out with scissors and then it was hand quilted and hand bound. It is by no means perfect and I can definitely see how my style has changed since, but it is my favorite and I am so glad I got to make this quilt with my Sassy grandma before she left us.
When did I make it? What pattern? What fabrics?
8 years ago from a pattern from Lap Quilting by Georgia Bonesteel, a quilting book that was my grandmothers. I still have that book. I used fabrics from my grandmothers stash and yes….a big box store…gasp!
Have I shown this quilt anywhere or entered it in contests?
What memories or people does this quilt remind me of?
Sassy! of course. I remember sitting at her coffee table using her old Kenmore sewing machine while she sat in her recliner hand quilting her latest quilt. She would readily help me work out my sewing machine disasters and assure me that a little pucker here and there were fine and to just keep going!
What do I like best about the quilt?
Hmmm, I would say the memories and that it actually looks like rings and it pretty flat! I was severely doubtful along the way:)
How did I grow as a quilter while making it?
Oh, I learned soooo much about accuracy and how important the cutting process is, curved piecing, improved my hand quilting skills, scalloped binding and how NOT to finish binding by hand! Those whip stitches look crazy on the back, lol! I did a reverse whip stitch and basically showed all the thread instead of hiding it. Good thing the thread color matches!
If I could make this quilt again, what would I do differently?
I love every crazy stitch on this quilt! But, I would like to make another in a completely different style. Unlike my grandmother…I don’t think it will be my signature quilt, but I do think it has a lot of wow factor and is totally worth the trouble.
Where is the quilt now?
It is actually the only quilt I have made myself that I actually use! It is in my living room as a throw for the couch.
Don’t be afraid to be Sassy and try a quilt you think is out of your skill set! You might just learn all kinds of things and make a memory that lasts forever. Maybe even a Double Wedding Ring Quilt!
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