Going to the chapel and we’re going to get married…..

Well not really, but we do have a double wedding ring quilt to celebrate.  This is a pattern by Judy Niemeyer aka Quiltworx.  It is called Grandma’s Wedding Ring.  In the original pattern the “center” is a 4-patch unit, but Julie decided she would rather have one solid fabric, no problem.  Julie had taken the wedding ring class from me at Pinwheels and Posies in Dickinson, TX.  She lives in Austin, TX but has attended a few classes that I have taught.  I must say, Julie’s work on this quilt was a delight to quilt.  Her curves are smooth and her intersecting points when adding her corners were done very nicely.  She loved Judy’s technique for assembling this quilt, I call it making apple cores!  The arcs are paper-pieced and using rulers designed by Judy Niemeyer for the melons and centers insures you too will have a beautiful quilt!

I wasn’t sure how I was going to quilt this one when I put it on my quilting frame, but then some magic started to happen – I hope you enjoy! (Remember to click on the individual photos to see more details!)

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Some minimal marking was required for the design

The beginning of the design

The beginning of the design

On to the melon, that is the little "football" in between the pretty arcs.  Can you see the quilting in the arcs?  I decided there wasn't enough so I added some more!

On to the melon, that is the little “football” in between the pretty arcs. Can you see the quilting in the arcs? I decided there wasn’t enough so I added some more!

See there is more quilting in the arcs now.  Can you see the "star" I quilted in the blue/green corners?

See there is more quilting in the arcs now. Can you see the “star” I quilted in the blue/green corners?

The melon and a peek at the centers.

The melon and a peek at the centers.

I fell in love with this one.  Alas, I have emailed Julie that her quilt is ready and at some point it will go home!

I fell in love with this one. Alas, I have emailed Julie that her quilt is ready and at some point it will go home!

Looking across the quilt

Looking across the quilt – don’t you just love the rich autumn colors?

And - and overall look at the quilt....

And – an overall look at the quilt….

I liked the feather design in this quilt so much, that I am now adding it to Ronda’s pretty cheddar civil war quilt – who wants to see?

About hollydeequilts

I am a wife, mom, grandma and quilter. I also enjoy gardening and dabble in genealogy. And I love Pinterest!
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4 Responses to Going to the chapel and we’re going to get married…..

  1. Holly C. from Seabrook, TX says:

    Denise, you are the “quilting bomb!” and that’s a good thing! thanks for sharing. xo, Holly

  2. Emmely says:

    Oh, it’s gorgeous! Both the piecing and the quilting.

  3. Deb McGuire says:

    Beautiful quilt – I love the colors and the quilting! Recently finished one myself for my daughter who got married last month; the quilting is a little less dense (my preference) and I thought the quilter did a fabulous job. It’s on the quiltworx website if you want to take a look.

    • Deb I love your colors – the corners are perfect! I also really like the quilting! This one ended up on the dense side of quilting, but I just love how those feathers look in the centers. Congratulations on your daughters wedding!

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