Double Wedding Ring Week: Day 4
Now for combining all those small patches of the arcs into a single fabric and simplifying the whole process. I first published this concept in Quilt Magazine about 20 years ago. These are single fabric melon shapes appliquéd to the background fabric. Stitched so the edges fray (like a rag quilt). Have no idea who I gifted this to!
I created it again for my first book (Bold, Black and Beautiful Quilts, AQS 2004) and called it "Shotgun Wedding Ring." I'll let that set in for you - you can figure it out with this next quilt! This is NOT a digital image. You can see the quilting in the black fabric. My fellow editor, Susan Fisher, made this for the book based on a digital image I gave her. A bit controlled in the assembly, but the colors are "free spirited."
Then, Windham Fabrics asked me to design a quilt using a reproduction set of fabrics. And I used this same shape and then turned it into a workshop for the Sewing Expo in 2012.
|Shotgun Wedding Ring|
It was the beginning of getting professional acrylic templates made for my classes. I use a company that does a fantastic job (Quilting Creations).
Here is one of my first using the double template set. I call this Wedding Ring Blossoms. Yes, the template set has both the large melon with the open center and the cut-away template from that cut!
|Wedding Ring Blossoms|
Here it is in brown (digital) with pieced triangles for the background.
I also made a variation of this for Benartex Fabrics a few years ago using a collection called Sgrafitto. Do you remember it? First, I cut out a bunch of those simplified melon rings.
I pieced the background and set things in a diagonal assembly. No little melon cutaways were added.
|Modern Double Wedding Ring|
|Modern DWR using Pop Dots|
|I decided to add some of those little cutaway flowers to this one|
You can check out my hard copy Modern Double Wedding Ring pattern in my Etsy shop. It comes with the two template acrylic set. I only have 8 left for the hard copy, so don't wait!
You can also purchase the DIGITAL version (11 page pdf with full-size templates). It includes these two patterns PLUS several variations and ideas (which you'll see tomorrow).
This is what the templates look like in the EIGHT hard copy patterns remaining:
Tomorrow I will share several variations of this simple technique. You didn't think I was done, did you?
Amazing designs and colours.ReplyDelete
Love the DWR Blossom idea and the open melons layered make a wonderful block too. Hmmm, the start of a medallion center maybe? You are so creative!ReplyDelete