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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Double Wedding Ring


Here is the antique Double Wedding Ring that I have been hand-quilting forever, it seems like. Actually it's only a few months. I am not the world's best or most dedicated hand quilter, but I like to have one on the frame to dabble away at in the mornings. I was baking bread today so I had to stay in the house to keep an eye on it (the bread that is). That meant I had all morning to finish the quilt. Now I just have to find some pink or blue fabric that more or less matches the corner pieces and have my first attempt at binding curves. The only thing I really know is that you have to use bias strips. One problem is that the edges, over time, have frayed quite a lot. I guess the piecing is far from perfect, as is the quilting, so I won't get in a twist about the binding.

5 comments:

quiltpixie said...

It is beautiful -- and perfect wouldn't be made by a human, so celebrate its uniquenesses...

rebecca0669 said...

That is really a treasure. I have never done scalloped binding so I am no help there. Great bag, by the way! I would be proud to carry it!

ForestJane said...

Mmmm - think I'll come sneak a piece of that loaf you thought you were watching. ;)

What kind of bread do you bake? My favorite recipe is a no-fat apple cinnamon one, where applesauce replaces the butter or oil. And I adore the scents of cinnamon and apples.

Cynthia said...

Your Double Wedding Quilt is beautiful. You should be proud of it. It's one that i like very much but don't think i would ever attempt as it looks to difficult to me.

Jodie said...

I love your Double Wedding Ring Quilt. I have this 'great' idea of making one for us for out 10th (double figures) wedding anniversary in 2009. The rate I work I need to start now!

Jodie