This pattern is one of those that I’ve always admired, but never thought I would make. All the tiny pieces, and TEMPLATES – usually I’m not a fan, but this set was so EASY to use! Read on for your chance to win a set of templates!
I’m of the sort, that likes to try a pattern as intended to begin, then see about how I might alter, or extend the pattern. So I made a simple runner (just the top, so far) over the course of a couple evenings.
Without thinking, I started pinning the curved edges together. I snapped a pic and posted it to instagram and facebook, and had a few people comment about using glue to baste. Duh! I have few tubes of LapelStick to put to use!
Once I started gluing I had a hard time stopping for the night! The curves aren’t all that different from a straight seam when basted into place. Everything fits perfectly, and I don’t have to stop for pins. I definitely suggest looking into a fabric glue product for curves – ask at your local quilt shop!
Here’s my top so far –
My fabrics are Garden Party by Heather Dutton, for Modern Yardage. If you haven’t checked out Modern Yardage yet – the quality is great, really nice hand to the fabric, and the print is flawless!
My brain has been a little busy trying to think up new ways to put the templates to work, and I can’t wait to your Double Wedding Ring Quilt!
Follow along the blog hop for more inspiration and ideas :
July 8th: NYC MOD Quilters & Interweave
July 9th: Emily Bailey & Shelly Pagliai
July 10th: Amy Ellis & Faith Jones
July 12th: Dan Rouse & Elisa Albury
July 13: Jenny Cameron
July 14th: Jane Davidson
**To win a set of templates, leave me a comment about Double Wedding Ring Quilts. Have you made one? Excited for the challenge? I’ll select a winner on July 15th, 2013.