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