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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Double Wedding Ring Done!


I have done it! I finally finished stitching down the binding on the antique Double Wedding Ring quilt that I started way back when. I will have to check back in my blog to know when. I haven't done the label yet but I think I might buy some computer fabric and print out a label so I can put in all the information about who pieced it ( my mother in the 1930's for those who weren't reading my blog when I started it) and who quilted it.
Thanks for all the nice comments on the box that I made. It was actually easier than it looks and the next one, if there is a next one, will be easier. I just got a call from the library that the instruction book I used is overdue. We have a great library. They don't charge for overdue books. They just give you a call and remind you. When they call you can renew it over the phone if you want to. Unfortunately I was away when the call came so I will probably go in tomorrow and either return it or renew it.
I went to a one-woman quilt show in a gallery in Winnipeg today and it was simply amazing. She had done 6 or 7 large quilts depicting the beginning of the world according to the Bible. It was all needle turn applique using her own drawings as patterns. She did both hand and machine quilting. The last one was Old MacDonald's farm with all the animals. Her colours were fabulous. Unfortunately, I didn't have a camera along. The quilter's name is Judith Panson. I'm not sure if she has a web page or not. It was worth the trip just to see her work. Now I am inspired to try a landscape quilt but with fusing. Stay tuned.

22 comments:

quiltpixie said...

Judith's work is fabulous. She's from Lockport I believe... I didn't know she had a show on right now, but oupon googling I see its in St B -- I'll have to make a trip over this month :-) Thanks for the heads up

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful quilt - a very nice team effort. I like the trunk at the bottom of your bed, too.

Sandra said...

It's so cool having a quilt other generations have worked on! I love the DWR pattern - completely timeless :-)

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, it is just lovely! It's my dream to make a DWR some day!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Anonymous said...

I'm with Tazzie...always hoped that one day I'd have the gumption to make a DWR quilt. You're so lucky to have had the top to work on! Beautiful job, too...thanks for sharing.

YankeeQuilter said...

Multigenerational quilts are so fun. Your wedding ring looks wonderful on that bed! Congratualations.
Siobhan

Screen Door said...

I love the double wedding ring quilt. I keep wanting to make a green one for the table in the summer.... addit to the list--- yours is beautiful.

KCQuilter said...

Oh, how beautiful your DWR turned out! Congrats on a job well done. I have one that my mother-in-law made and it's a beauty too.

Libby said...

Your wedding ring quilt is beautiful. Such a treasure to have a quilt made by generations.

dot said...

The quilt is Fantastic. Sounds like the one woman show was great. I will have to watch to see if it comes my way.

Fiona said...

What a beautiful quilt - and the blue binding sets off the colurs so well.

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is beautiful and you must feel good having it done. I print my label on the computer and add as much information as possible. I also save it in a file on my computer with a photo of the quilt.

Anonymous said...

(gggrrr! cursing blogger! My comment got lost, so trying again!)

congrats on the finish! It is simply beautiful. I love how the pic shows off your quilting.

Nancy said...

WAHOO on the finish! The quilt is beautiful.

meggie said...

A very beautiful quilt!
How lovely to think your mother worked on it too.

Clare said...

Really beautiful. A family heirloom.

Lily said...

Woohoo Joyce! Well done - what a mammoth job. Oh I should say well done to you and your mother. You must feel so proud!

The quilts you went to see wound amazing!

Darcie said...

Oh! YOur DWR is well worth the wait, isn't it Joyce! Well done!

Can't wait to see what you come up with from your inspirational quilt exhibit!

Nadine said...

This double wedding ring is a beauty ! Good job ! I've always wanted to make one...

Smiles,
NADINE.

Rae said...

Landscape quilts are fun. I have done a few. I have a few that are in progress. When I do landscape quilts I do raw edge applique. If you use the spray temp-adhesive it helps. Then you don't have to do fusable, just spray the adh. and put down your applique piece. When you get all your pieces where you want then you can sew around the edge on the machine. Then sew a meandering pattern around and through out the quilt.

Rae

PS I have shown a few of my "landscape" typle quilts on my blog. If you don't remimber check them out.

Finn said...

Hi Joyce, my oh my, that quilt is just awesome. I have an unfinished top also, of that pattern. Makes me think I should get busy one of these days and get it basted so I can hand quilt it. Unfortunately, it's NOT a family quilt top, but one I bought. Glad to see your post. Hugs, Finn

Anonymous said...

It has been fun to see the progression of your Double Wedding Ring. Bravo on completing all the hand quilting and curved binding!! Lovely.