Double Wedding Ring: sewing arcs to the melons

Double Wedding Ring Melons

Double Wedding Ring Melons

 

The next step in the Double Wedding Ring, ambulance is sewing the arcs to the small melons.  There are many ways to do this.  First you can pin the arcs to the melons, medical however that can take a lot of time, prostate especially if you are making a king size quilt.  Another option, using the template, you can make the fabrics to make sure things line up.  Thirdly, the method I like, is find the center of the melon and of the arc, and pin the fabrics there.  Afterwards I just align the end pieces and slowly feed it through the machine ensuring both ends match.

Once I get pictures take of the arcs and melons sewn together I will post them here for all to see.

Until then Happy Quilting! 🙂

Mad Quilter

Double Wedding Ring Templates

Double Wedding Ring Template

Double Wedding Ring Template

The Double Wedding Ring Template that I have talked about, prescription available here, comes with 7 pieces to create various types of rings.  If you are doing a solid arc, then you can use the arc template.  However if you choose to do a traditional double wedding ring like I have talked about this week, you will use the middle and end arc pieces.  For either Arc options, you would use the small melon to join them together.  Or you can experiment with the large melon to produce the quilt without the individual arcs.

I thought I would place a picture up to highlight the pieces I have talked about in earlier post so you know which ones they are.

Happy Quilting!

Mad Quilter

 

Double Wedding Ring Four Patch Corner Pieces

Four Patch Corner Piece

Four Patch Corner Piece

 

The next step of the Double Wedding Ring is adding the Four Patch Corner Piece.  For this piece you need two contrasting colors and cut the required amount of pieces.  For the quilt I am making that is 101 inch x 101 inch,  it requires 144 pieces of each color.  Next you will sew the ends to both sides of half the arcs being used, once again for the quilt I am making it is sewn to 144 of the arcs.  Now it does not matter which end you sew the pieces to, as long as all the pieces are sewn the same way.  Once you finish the Four Patch Corner pieces, the next steps is to cut the melons and sew the arcs together; but more on that tomorrow.

Finished Arc Pieces

Finished Arc Pieces

Don’t forget to press the Four Patch Corner pieces in the same fashion that you did the arcs.

Until Next Time, Happy Quilting!

Mad Quilter

 

Double Wedding Ring

Double Wedding Ring Arcs

Double Wedding Ring Arcs

 

It was raining today, salve providing the ideal conditions to work on the Double Wedding Ring Quilt I am making for friends.  As I continue to put this traditional quilt together, I am starting to see why so many people shy away from it, or place it on their “to do someday” list.  Whether it is the 17 1/2 yards of fabric, the 2,224 cuts of fabric you have to make, or the fear of sewing the 2,016 small pieces together, this quilt seems overwhelming.  That being said, I have found once you get the material cut out, the hardest part is behind you.  So if you being one of these quilts, remember patience is a virtue, so keep your eye on the prize, because once you finish it the frustration will be worth it.

 

Yesterday we showed all the pieces cut out and sorted.  Today we have completed sewing all the pieces and now it is time to press them, and prepare to sew the 288 end pieces on.

Double Wedding Ring Arcs

Double Wedding Ring Arcs

After you sew the pieces together, lay the arc right-side down, as pictured above to press the creases.  Press all the creases from left to right as pictured below.

Double Wedding Ring Arcs

Double Wedding Ring Arcs

Tomorrow, I will discuss sewing the end pieces on.  Until then, Happy Quilting!

Mad Quilter

 

Double Wedding Ring

double wedding ring

Arc pieces for the Double Wedding Ring

 

I began the Double Wedding Ring Quilt back in February, and though it is not coming together as fast as I wanted it to, it is coming together.  With the Double Wedding Ring Template, I used the Pieced Arc Middle and Pieced Arc End templates to cut the 1,728 pieces of fabric.  You can use six different fabrics to make up the arcs, however I used eight different fabrics to give contrast between the arcs.  Once I cut out everything, I sorted the pieces in eight stacks, alternating the pieces to make sure the colors didn’t repeat (for the most part), producing stacks of 36 arcs per row.

Check back tomorrow to learn more about making a Double Wedding Ring Quilt.

Until then, Happy Quilting!

The Mad Quilter

 

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