Sunday, April 3, 2011

Out of my comfort zone


My sewing time has definitely taken a hit this year. I am attempting this double wedding ring quilt, and, um, it is humbling to say the least. I made the first full circle. There were problems in the seams and such, so I ripped things apart, thinking I could fix the problem. I really didn't. There were more problems. So, I just kept going. And more parts don't line up. I honestly don't know how to fix the problems. I used this pattern, which has paper piecing for each arc. That seemed like it would make things a bit more accurate. Or, so I thought.

This is where I need help. I obviously can't keep going this way. Does anyone know a better way to make this pattern? I'm generally not much of a pattern follower, and have only recently become comfortable with curved piecing. Thanks!

6 comments:

Cindy said...

In the April/May 2011 Quilt Magazine there is a Paper Piece Couble Wedding Ring quilt. Paper piecing would help stablize the pieced arches. I made one like it years ago and it went together easily.

Crafty Maine Mom said...

Have you seen this blog: http://paygelyra.blogspot.com/2011/04/sew-cook.html

She talks about how easy the double wedding quilt is if you know a couple tricks.

Good luck

Angela D. said...

The plaid scottie is thinking of doing a quilt-along. check out http://theplaidscottie.blogspot.com/2011/04/quick-question.html

FabricandFlowers said...

I'm about to attempt one myself. Grey Cat Quilts is doing a quilt-along. From your post it looks good. I like your fabrics. Hang in there!

Sarah said...

WOW. I've tried some piecing like this and it was no small task. This looks great!

Lil Miss Red T-Shirt said...

Pretty colors. I love wedding ring quilts.. so intricate.

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