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″
It’s small. Let’s add a couple-a-three borders.
- 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.
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 Quiltable.com 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.
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.
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.
Borders shown are:
How will you create with the June 2021 Club: Rings and Things?
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