So, I went to work yesterday afternoon on a new quilt. I have always wanted a double wedding ring quilt. But they are so, so, so expensive. I decided to make me one.
I must admit that I have been intimidated by this quilt. As a quilter, I would rate myself a novice, a beginner. Even though my total number of quilts is now at 16, I think, I still consider myself a novice. I am getting better and I like to challenge myself at times to see if I can do it. I started blocks for about 3 different quilts, but they were a bit tough. I mean I had to use math to figure out the sizes and the dimensions of the pieces and it just about fried my brain. I need a program to do all that for me. Any suggestions?
So, the Double Wedding Ring. Such a traditional wedding gift (that I never got). And I WANT ONE!! We buried my sister with the one my gram'ma made. Someone is going to wonder about that some day, but we didn't want her to get cold. So we put a quilt on her. Besides, it was hers. And I want one of my own. Did I say that already? Well, I do.
Now the thing about this quilt is it has an arc. Or rather a curve. When you line up the fabirc, it don't match. How the crap do you sew it if the ends are down in the middle of the arch??? I worried and worried over this. I don't think I can do it. It just doesn't seem to work. But you know what? It worked. I simply made it work. I lined up one end and just wiggled it around until it worked. So this is what I have so far. A football with a spine. I am not joking it really does look like that, but not for long. I am going to make a Double wedding Ring Quilt!!! I am so excited about this one.