For my entry for Week 1 of SYTYC, I wanted to create an homage to the double wedding ring quilt. I chose traditional colors, red and white, but wanted to simplify the process and make the aesthetic available to anyone. So, here we go!
Gather the materials you'll need:
3/4 yard background fabric
3/4 yard cotton batting
2 red fat quarters
2 white fat quarters
heat n bond lite
scissors, rotary cutter and ruler are nice to have
First, I drew my pattern. I wanted a perfect circle, so I began with that.
Second step, prepare your backing materials.
Third step, prepare your applique pieces.
Ready to assemble your "quilt block".
Be sure to iron the applique from the back as well.
Step Three, top stitch your design.
Fourth step, wash the design to "quilt" everything together.
Last step, frame your art.
My sweet brother in law, Sam, made the frame for me from pine one by fours.
After 3 coats of spray paint, it looked like this:
Once the frame was dry, I got out my handy staple "gun" and carefully stretched the quilt into place. I worked from the centers out.
I added the paper to protect the quilt from getting dirty or pushed in from the back.
And congratulations...you've completed a fun art/sewing/framing project!
Thanks again to each of you for your encouragement and support. I appreciate it more than I can express.
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