Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Update on Double Wedding Ring Bed Runner

I've finished the top of the Double Wedding Ring quilt!  I'm  making a king size bed runner out of it, to put at the end of the bed. that's why it's so long and narrow. This was certainly a learning experience, I haven't done much with curved seams before.

 I figured out an easy way to paper piece with a lot less wasted paper (see my blog New Way to Paper Piece). 

Then, I figured a trick to ease those curved seams.  I don't use a lot of pins, so this was a big help.When sewing the curved seams, I put the "larger" colored piece on the bottom, and the "smaller" white piece on the top. Then, I gathered the outside edge of the bottom colored piece (edge away from the needle) with my fingers, and the curves fit together much easier, with fewer problems!


The quilt used up a lot of scraps, which is always good, and I really like the bright pastels.  My quilting machine is at the shop, hopefully it'll be back this week, and I can start quilting.

Mary


4 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I've always admired the double wedding ring pattern, but haven't been brave enough to attempt it yet. (I'm a quilting newbie.)

    Visiting from Find a Friend Friday at Sew Many Ways.

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  2. Hi Mary,
    Your runner is beautiful, I have one cut out but have not attempted to put it together yet. I hopped over from Sew Many Ways Friend Friday, just wanted to say HI.

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  4. this bed cover look really amazing. such kind of work must require a good attention and good skills.
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