I used to think that a double wedding ring quilt would be too hard to make. The curves scared me. For years I admired other peoples double wedding ring quilts. But figured I would never make one.
Then I entered the Modern Quilt Guild’s EZ Dresden Challenge. I’m pretty confident when it comes to making Dresdens. In fact, I think they are a lot of fun. I’ve made several quilts using them. In fact, I try to include one in each of my skill building sew alongs. Because I want others to feel confident in creating them. As well as find the joy and possibilities they can add to a quilt.
Well, I won judges choice in the challenge. I was thrilled. Until I learned that the next challenge was a double wedding ring and they wanted past winners to enter. At first I just said no. It was too hard and I was too scared. But Victoria Findlay Wolf encouraged me and cheered me on. She convinced me I could just make a table runner and that would be enough.
So I figured I just make a table runner. But I feel in love with the method and my table runner became a queen size bed quilt. It’s one of my favorite quilts. I sleep under it every night. I have since made a table runner. It’s easier to take when I do a trunk show. Plus my husband is not left without a quilt on the bed when I go. I made both of these using EZ Double Wedding Ring templates But sadly I’ve been unable to find the arc that was a companion to this set. So I could let others know how I made them.
Recently I discovered the AccuQuilt Go double wedding ring die. I made this table mat using it.
It has got me excited to try lots of other wedding ring possibilities. I’m so thankful to Victoria for helping me overcome my fear. I hope this post will help you overcome yours and you will give a double wedding ring a try.