Wedding Ring Quilts

I have a niece who got engaged last year, and I reached out to find favourite colours to make the couple a quilt as a wedding gift. My friend and quilting buddy Sandy has TWO wedding quilts to make, and we both decided to make the Big Fat Wedding Ring Quilt, which makes a fast and easy quilt riffing on the traditional wedding ring quilt. Designed by QuiltSmart, you can order a kit, which gives a fusible material for the arcs. Their design uses fat quarters for both the backgrounds and the arcs, and goes together quickly.

I decided to use a gradient of blues as the background, and piece the arcs from a variety of blues from my overflowing stash. Below is the original design. I am playing with EQ8 these days, and did a sketch in that program to get a sense of what I intended. (ignore the writing on my printout!) There are more arcs in my design than theirs, and I will make a decision about that as I get closer to the end.

And here is what I have done so far..My design wall is not large enough to get all the pieces up there at once. Hence some of the arcs scattered on the wall.

It is always fun to play with a pattern you like to make it your own, and this is no exception.

Sandy’s version will be in a muted palette, hopefully we can get a photo of them all together at some point. Can’t wait to see how her quilts progress!

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