Thursday, May 5, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Double Wedding Ring

Time to showcase quilts from our quilty past.  Head over to visit Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge for Throwback Thursday.

I don't know the exact year for this double wedding ring, but it's from my early years of quilting, so mid 2000's.  This was a class at my LQS.  My first attempt at curved piecing, which taught me that I don't like curved piecing.


This quilt is one of several that I sent to Mira Stitch 'N Post for quilting.  When asked what quilting motif to use, my answer was:  whichever one could make the quilt lie flat.  My skills at curved piecing were not great, and there may have been a few wonky places.


I almost cut off all the points around the edge, but my bee mates encouraged me to keep them.  It made for an interesting and long process of attaching the binding.  This was my first attempt at cutting bias binding.


This poor quilt sat in the closet for many years before being quilted and having the binding attached.  And now it sits again waiting for its forever home.


Do you have a quilt from your past to share?  Link up @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge.



11 comments:

Stitchin At Home said...

It is a beautiful quilt Anja.

Cheryl said...

Wow, this is a beautiful quilt! I have a wedding ring on my list of quilts to make.

Tish Stemple said...

Anja, this is beautiful! And hats off to you for tackling curved piecing on such a large scale. Do you think you will ever try making another one?

Ioleen said...

Good for you for hanging in and finishing this quilt. It turned out great. Well done!

Jayne said...

Anja...this was an ambitious quilt and it is just gorgeous! I like seeing them, thought about making one...but I am not that brave! Kudo's to you for killing it!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

You're so funny. "which taught me that I don't like curved piecing." You don't like paper piecing, or curved piecing, or quilting. Careful. You're going to run out of techniques to like! :) Thanks for linking up with Throwback Thursday @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

Anonymous said...

It's stunning and more so because of the work you did on the curved edges and binding.

Paige said...

Excellent job on the piecing and lovely colors. Looks pretty darn flat to me! Aren't you glad you kept those points now?

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

Wow! The Double Wedding Ring is a scary quilt for me! Your quilt is beautiful! I would definitely be terrified to do the binding on that one! Thanks for sharing :)

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Wow, a double wedding ring quilt as an early quilt? You ARE a brave quilter! I am still avoiding them. :)

Shannon said...

The edge of the quilt is just stunning! It may have meant more work on the binding front, but so worth it in the end :)