I am sharing with you the progress of my double wedding ring quilt in this post plus……. a video too!
I have been posting the progress of my double wedding ring quilt on instagram and have been asked a lot about what template I use, what pattern I use and etc, so I decided to make a video to just quickly answer that. I sew a couple of pieces together too and hopefully you will get some points if you plan to sew your own double wedding ring quilt too!
IT IS daunting. But for the record, I DID know that it was going to be difficult. Not the regular straight seams -most of them are CURVES! but…. I just decided one day that I am going to just start it. With the arrival of hello darling fabric fat eights bundle, I went ahead with the cutting and started to sew a couple of melons. Next thing I know, I have 100’s of those melons.
Piecing these patchwork arcs were as easy as any other simple patch. Though, you do have to be aware on symetry and number of pieces. I use my portable design boards to put all the pieces in rows and in order so that I can chain piece as I go. Using the template I used ( Matilda’s Own) , there is only two shape for the basic arc. Four of the pieces were similar in size and shape using template D of that particular template. Then I add a C shape to all arcs and E for the end of alternating arc. You will only need to make one long arc with end pieces (I used solid red and white in my wedding ring quilt) as they will share this end piece and form a full melon. I guess you will get the idea if you watch my video below.
If you want a similar template, you can buy it here (It is an Australian Brand — so for now it is available on Australian Website). Otherwise, you can try this one on Amazon.
or this one. They both are close enough to the one I used.
Then comes the hard part. Piecing the melons to the centre curvy hourglass piece.
I DID take my sweet time. Although piecing the rows together were challenging, I still think the finish make it so worth it. I have always wanted to make a double wedding ring quilt!!! Here is a video of me (amateur video) with a quick view on how I sew the melons to centre piece and the template I used.
My quilt top is now ready to be basted. I haven’t got a proper photo just yet but you have a look at it on my instagram account : amira_littlemushroomcap
Well, I hope you will enjoy the video and hopefully I have not scared you to start your own double wedding ring quilt.
Take it as a challenge! The finish is so worth it!!
Here is a how I pieced my rows together. I did, however, piece my rows on point, so I have various size rows with the longest one from one corner to the other.
If you are planning to make double wedding ring quilt someday, it’s best you pin this post so you can come back to it when you do!
Till next time, Sweet Sewing!