If I had my dream quilt to piece….it would be the double wedding ring!!! At one time I thought in my lifetime this would happen…….so far I’ve haven’t been able to live up to that thought. So when I was in the process of purchasing my machine 6 years ago…..I bought a couple of junk tops from ebay to practice…..anyway there were these two double wedding ring quilts…..no one was bidding on them so I purchased them.
This is DWR #1, apx size is 100 by 110…..king size. I was going to practice on this one…..what was I thinking……only now after 6 years I feel confident enough to tackle these quilts. When I recieved them in the mail….did I get the surprize of my life. Not only was it alot larger than I expected….what was the surprize…the size of the pieces. Most DWR’s that I’ve seen the arc pieces are apx 2 inches…..on these lovely quilts the arcs are about 1 inch……I’ve never seen a DWR made with the pieces this small.…..you can see
I’ve laid a quarter on the of the arcs. This quilt is pieced very nicely…it looks like it isn’t on the picture…but is actually lays flat……it needs a pressing again but I’m not going to do that until its time to go on the machine.
What a treasure I have in these quilts…..Some granddaughter in West Virginia was selling these…..her Grandmother made them and when they were going thru her things they found them…no one in the family wanted them so they sold them on ebay……..I can’t believe they did that…..some just don’t have the appreciation for such a work of art. But at least they didn’t throw them in the trash. So these two beauties came to live at my home, each waiting for there turn on the “big girls toy”….aka my long arm machine.
DWR #2 with green centers. This one is 82 by 96…..such treasures I have here. Please excuse my
photography skills…..some day I’ll learn how to take pictures. One of these will get quilted in 2009!! The other one, I might wait until I get my IQ…….hopefully I will be able to add that feature at the end of 2009 (a Merry Christmas to me!!).