Friday, February 13, 2015

Wedded Bliss

Well, this quilt top has been a long time in the making.  For some time, I used it as a 'leaders and enders'.  Then, I would buckle down and do a large portion of the sewing at a time.

I had a little problem when I ran out of background fabric and ordered more - and it wasn't the right background, so ordered more - and it wasn't right either!  I finally found the original purchase for the background and found out it wasn't 'bleached white',  or 'snow', but it was white PFD (prepared for dying).

I did change the original pattern just a TAD by cutting the blocks down to 9.5'' instead of 10'' so that less of the corner triangles stuck out .  I like it a lot better than way, although none of them are perfect - I can see why it might be a better idea to leave the blocks at 10''.

I am calling this one Wedded Bliss (since the corner triangles are a red/white polka dot from Bliss).  The rest of the fabric is 2 jelly rolls of April Showers.  The pattern is ''Metro Rings'' done with the Quick Curve Ruler.

It is 72'' square - so I plan to add an at least 5'' border to get it large enough for a queen size quilt.  I have 5 yards of aqua/white polka dot from Bliss I have been hoarding saving for years that I think I will use for the backing for this.  I am going to use the navy/white polka dot for the binding.  I guess I will piece the backing and then make the top to fit the backing so it's as large as it can be.  I do have some April Showers left to piece into the backing if necessary.  I just don't want all this work going into a quilt that isn't big enough to use on a bed - especially since it's a double wedding ring variation.

This quilt top tested my patience and my skills.  I love the pattern, but I don't think I'll ever be making another one again!


  1. Rosemary B here:
    This turned out just beautiful. I have had trials and troubles with whites
    Every one I know has a story. So my lesson learned...... pay attention hahaha
    These mistakes just make us stronger, right?

  2. This is fantastic! Congratulations on such a beautiful finish :)

  3. I'm taking a class called Modern Rings to learn to do this pattern tomorrow....must get to cutting my strips tonight!!! Yours looks fanataastic! (Love the white background!)

  4. It is lovely, and I, too, use Bella PFD as my preferred white. Did you use the Quick Curve Ruler pattern from Sew Kind of Wonderful or did you use another pattern? I love that you used a jelly roll for the ring blocks... brilliant!

  5. What double wedding ring quilt pattern is this?