Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sew & Tell Friday: Mine!

I'm finally keeping something.  We have an empty wall in my master bedroom and I really wanted a Double Wedding Ring quilt for it.  I put it off for a few months, but I finally really got to work on it over Memorial Day weekend.  I used French General Rural Jardin fabrics (this project is the reason I had so many scraps for all the other projects) because those are the colors in my room.  And what quilt pattern is more romantic than the Double Wedding Ring?

I didn't leave much instruction with Dixie, the long arm quilter genius, and I think she did such a beautiful job on the quilting.  She stitched "in the ditch" around each ring and the first border, and she did four different stitches in the rest of the quilt.

The borders are two of my favorite fabrics in this line.  The blue one is one of the 54" pieces.

That muslin background is still some of the coolest fabrics I've seen.  Really heavy with flecks of tans and brown.

The back is one piece of that 108" wide by Moda.  I think that fabric goes with almost everything.  Also I wanted everyone to see that awesome corner.  That binding tutorial has saved my life so many times!

I'm so happy that I get to look at this every day!

Go get inspired at Amy's blog!

21 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Ohhh! That is so gorgeous! I love the colors and the quilting is just beautiful. Wedding Ring quilts are one of my favorite and kind of my reason for getting into quilting. I've only dabbled a little bit, but one day I'm going to make a DWR. Beautiful work and thanks for the inspiration!

xo- E

Karen said...

That is just awesome! Great fabrics,great pattern and super great quilting.

carol said...

Wow, Are you sure you won't give it away, I could use a nice wall hanging. LOL

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Gasp! Your quilt is so beautiful, I just want to reach out and touch it. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

Carla said...

Beautiful Nicole!! Wow all the quilting is so pretty and makes the rings pop out, like 3D.I get a kick out of my corners coming out perfect too. My husband thinks it's the silliest thing. He's a non-quilter and doesn't understand.

Bump and Erin said...

I absolutely love it! You did a fabulous job and I love the quilting too. Way to go!

P. said...

Oh, wow! That is so beautiful. The quilting is just gorgeous!

QuilterMary said...

You AND your longarm quilter make a GREAT team! I love those fabrics.

Tami B said...

Beautiful!!! Good for you for keeping it, too!

Michelle said...

Stunning! Love your fabric choices, and the longarmer did an outstanding job.

amylouwho said...

gorgeous!!! seriously amazing!

I was laughing at you saying you finally got around to it after a couple months - for me, finally getting around to something means like a year or 10 later!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Those are lovely colors and how fun that you get to see that every day! Thanks for sharing.

Leslie said...

this is just beautiful. the quilting is amazing.

Miri said...

Gorgeous! This is a really beautiful DWR! Love the quilting!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Sarah Craig said...

That is such a beautiful quilt! I know you are going to get years of enjoyment looking at it every day! Thanks for sharing!

Roben said...

Simply stunning! It's just perfect :-)

Dayna said...

You're right -- it's very romantic. The stitching is exquisite!

Rita E said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! What more can I say ... truly an heirloom. Thanks for sharing!

Katie B. said...

Wow! This is a masterpiece!

Angie said...

It's beautiful