Sunday, July 8, 2018

Double Wedding Ring Vintage Quilting

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As you can see, I finally started to quilt the vintage Double Wedding Ring quilt. I bought it from eBay about a year ago. I've been looking up how other DWR quilts have been quilted. I finally decided on making feathers in the wide open area. They aren't the best but I need the practice. There is lots of room for improvement but I'm hoping this quilt will give me that opportunity.

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Here's a closeup of one of the feathers. I drew in a diagonal from corner to corner. I also drew another line that isolated each quarter of the area so I would know how far to make the feathers go.

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I wasn't  sure how to quilt the arcs. There's a fair amount of bulk in most of them. Instead of just stitching in the seam, I quilted an orange peel so some of that bulk would get used up. I free motion quilted some ribbon candy in the middle. I think I like it so far! I always tend to second guess myself but I think I like what I chose for quilting motifs. 

6 comments:

  1. Oh this is so lovely, Rosemary...your quilting looks beautiful
    hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thank you so much, Julierose! I was afraid to start quilting but so glad I did it!

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  2. It is beautiful. You are doing fantastic with it

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! I was a bit nervous to start but feel more comfortable now.

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  3. I'm sure that the original maker of this quilt top would be so pleased to see what you are doing with it. It's lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Em! I keep the quilt maker in mind when quilting. I do hope she would be happy with the results!

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