When I make a quilt of my own design, if I screw up the cutting or sewing, I can usually find a way to hide it by veering from the original plan. But if I make a mistake while cutting or sewing fabric for a traditional pattern, everyone's going to notice because they know what it's supposed to look like. And it's not supposed to look like a wonky garbage pail quilt.
But as of yesterday, I've finally given in to my fears. It took my life-long friend's upcoming wedding to finally convince me, but I'm taking the plunge. The big beast itself...the Double Wedding Ring. I've always loved the romantic idea behind this quilt (not to mention the gorgeous design), but it's quite the monster. Wish me luck as I paper piece myself into oblivion! 80 arcs. 16 rings. 1 quilter on a mission. May the best (wo)man win.
I wanted to make a gender neutral quilt, so I'm using mostly blues and grays. I'm thinking either sky blue or a soft gray for the background color. The majority of the fabrics are from Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley and Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow, but I snuck in some Katie Jump Rope and Garden Party ;)