Shoofly Wallhanging | Quiltable

Double Wedding Ring Designs

Let’s use double wedding ring designs in a non-traditional manner. The idea is simple: Use the concave block shapes and the melon shapes to create a secondary design on a traditional quilt.

The Quilt Top

What we’ll need is a quilt so simple in design, the quilting will stand out. Quiltable recommends this (slightly modified) Shoofly Block.

Each block measures 8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Each block contains:

  • 4 half-square triangles, measuring 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ unfinished
  • 4 neutral rectangles, measuring 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ unfinished
  • 1 center square, 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

Shoofly Quilt | DWR | Quiltable

It’s small. Let’s add a couple-a-three borders.

Border sizes:

  • Blue border is 3″ cut, 2-1/2″ finished on the quilt.
  • White border is 1″ cut, 1/2″ finished on the quilt.
  • Red border is 4-1/2″ cut, 4″ finished on the quilt.

Shoofly Quilt | DWR | Quiltable

Quilting Designs

Using these three designs from June 2021 Club: Rings and Things, we developed a plan for the center of the quilt.

Each of these designs on retails for $9. By joining a Quiltable Club in the month of June 2021, for $24.95 or $19.95, you get these designs PLUS another 32 other designs! That is a serious steal.

First, using your robotic quilting system, group the Center Outline and the Center Buds block together. These will now stitch as one unit, with a quick jump in between designs. The outline block helps add definition in our secondary quilted circle design.

Stitch this unit, one block at a time, aligning the digital block with each of the 9 Shoofly Blocks.

Shoofly Quilt | DWR | Quiltable

Next, add the Melon Ribbon design into the defined melon shapes. Along each side, there’s a 1/2 melon. Use your robotic system software to crop or eliminate half the melon block, to fill these spaces.

Shoofly Quilt | DWR | Quiltable

Visual Effects

The secondary circle pattern is visible and interesting on this wall hanging. Using traditional designs on a traditional quilt in a very non-traditional way allows quilters to maximize the designs in their library as well as create a unique project.

Shoofly Quilt | DWR | Quiltable

Borders shown are:

Shoofly Quilt | DWR | Quiltable

How will you create with the June 2021 Club: Rings and Things?

We cannot wait to see your projects. Use the hashtag #quiltabledesigns when sharing.

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