Thursday, January 04, 2018

A finally finished project - single girl no more

I have been working on this quilt since October, which is totally unheard of for me!  I bought a box of 1930/1940 wedding ring quilt wedges on Instagram and they were just so lovely I could NOT wait to get them used for something. They were cut horribly so I first thought I would recut them into postage stamp pieces and make that.  But the more I played with them the more they seemed to scream to be made into a Single girl.  I didn't recut them at all, which made them wonky as all get out, but whatever.

 There some solid color wedges in the box and I decided to make just one solid color ring. Once I put it on top of the other rings I decided this quilt is my "single girl no more" quilt. You'll note that there are five rings joined together at the bottom there.
 Between piecing the uneven shapes and appliqueing all those circles this quilt was full of new challenges for me, but I just LOVE it.
 (The back is a white on white dot.)

In fact it was so much fun that as soon as I was done I set out putting more orphan vintage pieces into another quilt and I am pondering carrying on with that plan for as long as I can stand too!  I have a huge box of orphan blocks and pieces, I am sure I would be busy for quilt a while.

three months in the making
rings from vintage fabric wedges already cut
base fabric is hints of prints from Darlene Zimmerman
sweet prairie fabric on the binding
cotton batt
machine quilted, machine applique
finished on Dec 30, 2017

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful! You do such lovely work.


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