May 23, 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Eternity

Hi - I am delighted to share my quilt with you as a part of The Blogger's Quilt Festival, being hosted by Amy's Creative Side. I have previously posted this quilt and so it may not be new to you. 

Eternity - My Modern entry for NYC Metro Mod Quilters Double Wedding Ring Challenge. Once I started playing around with the EZ Quilting Double Wedding Ring Single Arc Template - I came up with many different ways of using it. So many options, decisions, decisions! I wanted to create dimension and texture. I thought "What if I cut a straight piece of fabric and gather one side of it?" More on that in this previous post. I loved the circular shape created by joining 4 single arcs together. I interlocked these to create a chain and echoed this chain in the quilting. I appliqu├ęd the rings and concealed the raw edges with elastic. Not a very traditional quilting fabric I know, 6mm bias binding was not available to me at the time and elastic was the next best option! This quilt measures 42 1/2" x 55".

The story behind the design and the quilt's title - In 2013, we celebrated ten years of marriage and the joining (linking) of families who have known each other for 50 years or more. Our Maternal Grand Parents were good friends who painted, vacationed and gardened together. My husband and his family visited me in hospital when I was just 4 pounds something. Needless to say he wasn't very interested in his future bride at the time. I have wanted to make a quilt representing our union and love - this is it and I am in love!

A huge thank you to all who organized and sponsored this DWR challenge and also to those who have entered their amazing quilts. 

You can read more about my thoughts on this quilt in this post.  Things I discovered while making this quilt.

Please enjoy all the fabulous quilts featured in this Spring's Blogger's Festival. Thank you Amy for hosting once again.

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Gathered Here Today

A warm welcome to those who are visiting from Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival
I am delighted to share with you my single ring entry "Gathered Here Today" for the NYC Metro Mod Quilters Double Wedding Ring ChallengeI have previously posted this quilt and so it may not be new to you. 

I have gathered one side of the arcs to create the curved stripes. If you wish to read more about the process of making this gathered ring - see here.

Thank you for visiting and please check out all of the other amazing quilts in the festival.