This quilt is finally finished a double wedding ring quilt made mostly from scraps. I love the look of this quilt and the total scrappy look.
The pattern is Metro Rings from Sew Kind of Wonderful and it uses the quick curve ruler.
The idea of the ruler and the pattern is ingenious and I was very impressed with the product. How do people think of these great ideas? I mean the idea of this ruler with so many ways to measure and cut the various pieces, it is amazing.
My monthly quilt club used the quick curve ruler for our quilting project with most of the club making the Curve it Up pattern (a sampler). You do have to be very careful with the ruler and line the ruler up in the same place each time. I figured this out about mid-way in the construction, so some of my blocks don't line up perfectly. The quilt club all commented about this and said this wasn't an exact piecing but did allow for a good finished project.
My quilts do go to a longarm quilter and she does beautiful work. Here is a closer view of the blocks and you can see the pattern. I cut 4 arches from each set of 5 strips. I liked to balance the arches with the same set of fabric and then use the pairs of arches opposite of each other.
This quilt took almost one year to complete and I really didn't want to make it queen size. Meredith encouraged me to make it large enough for a queen bed and I am happy she did. It is just too pretty not to have for a bed but I did grumble quite a bit while making the last 5 blocks!!
On a personal note you might notice a few more quilts on the blog this year along with a bit of a blogging absence at the first of the year. This can be explained by a loss of a loved one, a family member gone too soon. It was such a sad loss for our family and for my husband. This loss is hard and sad and reminds me that life is so precious and God has a plan. This loss was a reminder of my mortality and I decided it was time to stop buying quilting fabric and sew up some of this fabric. After all, my daughters would rather have a finished quilt than a box of fabric. Or I like to think they would.
On Mondays, my local Pfaff dealer has open sewing day. 10 am to 9 pm. I can get there around 3 pm and it is amazing how much you can get accomplished. Sewing is a solitude activity for the most part and after the loss, I also decided to get out and do more things. The ladies at this sewing night are good friends and we laugh and share our lives. So with one night a week dedicated to sewing on quilts, I will have more to show here. This was my third week and I have finished two quilts, I will just have to send these slowly to the longarm quilter, this will help with the quilting expense.
I am not saying garments are going by the wayside, not at all. Garment sewing is my first love and I love having new clothes. I am just going to make an effort to spend time sewing with friends and making beautiful quilts.