|I Call it "Underwater Sunrise Garden With Alien Bubbles." 12 x 18|
|"Circles Squared" by Karen Kay Buckley, 14 x 20|
|Ain't No One Cookin' NUTHIN' 'Til This Project is DONE!|
|Applique Picking and Prepping In Progress|
- To practice invisible machine appliqué -- a technique that I hope will enable me to make MORE appliqué quilts than I could ever finish by hand.
- To decide how I like the stabilizer Karen had us using. I wanted to see whether this iron-on stuff would stay on well enough and long enough for me to finish all of the appliqué stitching, and I wanted to find out how easy it was to remove the stabilizer from the back of the work once stitching was complete (that part was NOT fun, folks!).
- To find out whether or not the tracing paper marks on the background fabric wash out completely from the finished quilt. I'm REALLY nervous about the dark lines against the lighter areas of my fabric in particular. Evidently it was not necessary for me to be pressing so hard when I was tracing the pattern onto my fabric! Some of my friends who were also in this class have tried and failed to remove those lines from their projects, but I don't know of anyone who has actually quilted it and washed it in the laundry to see if the lines come out. Meanwhile, the longer the marks stay on my fabric, the better a test it is of whether I'd be able to get the marks out of a large quilt once I was finished quilting it.
- This is going to be good longarm quilting practice for me, too. I've got some other applique quilts in my pipeline that are important to me, but my longarming skills are not ready to tackle them yet. So the final reason for finishing this piece is so I can use it to practice quilting around appliqué on the longarm machine.
|Dark Placement Lines from Dressmaker's Transfer Paper|
|Removing Stabilizer With Tweezers|
|Invisible Machine Applique Stitch, Tweaked Again|
Hey, Have any of you made a Double Wedding Ring quilt before? Any advice, suggestions, or tutorial links to share?Let me know in the comments! Because there's one more thing I want to show you guys. A woman recently contacted our quilt guild after discovering a WIP/UFO (Work In Progress/UnFinished Object) in her late grandmother's attic. She is looking for someone to finish it for her, and it's a bed size Double Wedding Ring. Of course no one raised their hand, because most people know enough to keep their hands down and their mouths shut to stay out of trouble. But I was curious and couldn't resist at least taking a look at it.
|I Do Know Better, But Still...|
Anyway, you'll have to wait until the end of the month to find out whether that quilt is coming home to my
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I think you should keep this little quilt and hand it in your studio as a reminder of how you met the challenge. joscountryjunction.com did a wedding ring sew along last year. She has lots of good tips and suggestions on her blog. Look in the header for Double Wedding Ring Instructions. Happy Stitching!
Wow. I agree with Gretchen to hang it in your studio when complete. I'm going to try to duplicate that machine applique stitch on my Pfaff. Thanks for showing us the machine setting. Love the multi tone ombre for the background.
I sure hope those black pen marks come out too!
You are going to have a busy week with your boys, one turning 16, one going off to college. Good luck!
I LOVE your version of this quilt. To me, your choice of the background fabric was brilliant. It really makes the quilt shine. Good job. I have to say I prefer it to the original by Karen Kay Buckley!
I love your applique quilt but I didn't know you take iron on fussing off the back I thought it was left in - I've never used it - it looks very stiff though - is it like paper?
On the double wedding ring the quilt top what she took a photo of looks well made and if all the fabric to finish it comes with it that is nice - she is paying I assume? if you want to finish it you should ask to see the fabric and the whole thing first so you will know if you need to work with mismatched seams or what. I have made 2 queen size double wedding rings by hand and one mini and they are not as hard as some seem to think they are. In fact I have contemplated making another!
I actually like your quilt better than the sample quilt. Your husband is very patient. Mine would have cleaned it up without my knowledge.
Love your applique quilt. I have a perfectly good sewing room, but it is dark. I tend to take over the kitchen/dining area where the sun comes in and I can see what I am doing better. My husband doesn't make any comment, as he is pretty much disabled and lives in the living room. So I can leave everything until I have guests for dinner, which will be this week! So guess I will be cleaning up...
I too love your version of the quilt. Your fabrics to me are more appealing. You must have a wonderful husband who said nothing about your creative mess. Mine would have had a fit!! BTW how did you prepare dinner? Haha!
Great effect, using the ombre fabric for your background! As for rescuing grandma's quilt, price it high, then go higher, so you won't mind spending all your time on it.
All your fussy cutting and use of kitchen as a display area was well worthwhile. Your applique wall hanging is wonderful and displays depth and interest. Dark circles would bother me. I've heard the longer they stay, the harder it is to remove. Like your idea of embellishing should they not come out. I enjoy wedding ring quilts, however and personally, I would rather finish the other quilt projects that are patiently awaiting in the closet. ;-)
That was fun to see your kitchen ... keeping it real!
The wedding ring quilt might be easy if all the pieces are well made.
Beautiful fabric choices for your applique project. I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!
You truly made it your own. I love your fabric colors!!!
Oh, my! Your applique quilt is stunning! I love your color choices.
I *love* the name you've given this project!! :) Also, the fact that my dining room table looking like this right now is not an anomaly.<<< ha!
Hey, I did write up some tips about working on a traditional dwr a few years ago: http://whatahootquilts.blogspot.com/2013/12/dwr-double-wedding-ring-tips.html
Also, a tip for machine applique - try dropping the stabilizer on the back and using blank newsprint, instead. It's FAR easier to remove, and oodles less expensive. I got an "end-roll" from a local news printer maybe 8 years ago for $2.00. I still have about a 1/3 of that after lots of use! If you can't find that nearby, I've also successfully used cheap children's newspaper-style sketch pads from dollar stores.
well your ombre fabric and layout is more beautiful to me. That kind of stitching makes removal of stabalizer difficult... leave in stabilizer next time? Like shirt tailor that doesn't change the feel? Dark lines that won't come out? been there, never mark a quilt now. My granny marked with light graphite pencil marks that flicked off.
I made a double wedding ring with John Flynn's technique. It's like any curvy sewing... get it right and it's a breeze. you can do it girl.
What a process! I don't do much applique, but I have worked with stabilizer one time and didn't particularly like it! The ombre background is amazing! The flowers and circles appear to be floating. Beautiful job and it's so interesting to hear and see your process!
Dormant alien seed pods drifting down from the Mother Ship, about to hatch and spread peach and calm on earth... Hey, a girl can dream. The reality is too scary right now.
I have said it before and I will say it again - your work displays the zeal of a warrior and the sensitivity of an artist. And this is no exception, although the real courage was sharing the picture of the kitchen counter. Those bananas look fresh and ready to eat. That is all I noticed. Lots of love and blessings to your boys!!! Ben sounds like Paul - aren't we lucky :-)
Love love UnderWater Sunrise, you said you did not know what you would do with it? send it my way thanks. LLLOL. Great blog made me laugh and lots to see and remember. When I saw you kitchen area I really laughed out loud, I knew an artist was working on a master piece and it is. It even made my finger itch to make one up too. Have fun with the GMFG. I have may be 7 of these WIP from the 1930,s I’m going or are rescuing too. One is GMFG Cheers Glenda.
I love what you did that piece!
Underwater Sunrise is so bright and cheery. Thankyou for the detail you provide. Love seeing your kitchen bench "at work". It's a wonderful feeling to be able have everything laid out in front of you. Love from Australia
Your Underwater Sunrise is beautiful. Good luck with the double ring quilt.
Oh that is quite beautiful - Love how you made it your own!
Your class quilt is beautiful, and I'm glad you didn't add those side and top squares. It stands well on it's own with that background. GFG is one of my favorite quilts to have, but I've only made a small table runner in a class one time. It was beautiful, but it's work. If she's already pieced all the rainbow parts (and didn't she have an eye for color?), it shouldn't be hard at all, though. It's definitely worth rescuing, but the idea of cutting it for pillows made me uncomfortable. I hope you finish it as whatever size you can conveniently do, even if it isn't a full quilt.
As a teacher I love when a student takes what I teach and makes it their own. Your applique project is fabulous! And the kitchen island makes me happy! Thanks for sharing with Moving it Forward!
That is so fun with all those circles of color!
I'm a big fan of Kay Buckley's work, and I'm keen to learn some of her techniques too. You have done a great job in making this lovely project your own and making the most of all your learning opportunities in it. Thanks for all the info about your process, I am taking it all on board. :)
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