Thursday, October 28, 2010

Double Wedding Ring is finished!

Finally and at last the DWR is finished. Yea! This puppy took a long while to applique, to piece and then to quilt. Well over six months, but that was working on it off and on.

The quilting took over 20 hours which is a lot for me. One of the reasons I got a longarm was I did not want to relinquish that part of the design and completion process. I wanted to be able to say I did it all myself. Because I quilted this myself I was able to do what would be a very expensive quilting job. This would be considered custom.

Lots and lots of stitch in the ditch. Going around all those 2,000 + circles was tedious to say the least but my ipod kept me entertained. I figure it would have cost me over $500. just for the quilting if I had hired it out. I keep reminding DH what a good deal I am. LOL.

For the Charming Girls Club my Sept. goal was to get the top pieced (which I did) and my Oct. goal was to get it quilted (which I did). Overall a pretty good two months.

I was inspired by the book Link to the 30's. I used the cutting templates by Shar Jorgenson which are now produced by Omnigrid. They really made the cutting go faster. The background fabric is Kona cotton, color is snow and the pink is Kona cotton color carnation. The batt is Hobbs Heirloom 80/20.

Oh so good to finish a project. Now onto the basket quilt. I wonder if I can get it done by the end of the year. That would be an interesting goal.


  1. Congratulations. The quilt is beautiful. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with control issues. Now to figure out how to turn that into a long arm....

  2. WOW! That is totally bee-you-tee-full. You did a fabulous job on that. I can relate to not wanting to pay for quilting, especially that much quilting. I enjoy being able to do my own quilts, too.

  3. OMG, it's AWESOME...FABULOUS...I LOVE this quilt!!
    You should "exhibit" it in Amy's Blogger Quilt Festival!

  4. This is absolutely beautiful...a show stopper. I really want to do a long term mega quilt like this but I am always afraid it will end up in the UFO box.

  5. Congrads! That quilt turned out wonderful.

  6. I'm going back through your archives...what an inspiration! I've done little quilting and had little motivation to do so for the past year. Now I want to set everything aside and hit my sewing room! This is just stunning! Thanks!