I have recently joined a group on Facebook (Quilts-Vintage and Antique), and it has been an amazing learning experience. The group is populated by quilt historians and antique quilt collectors and the collective knowledge is impressive.
In the last few days there has been some discussion about the double wedding ring pattern and its variations. The discussions reminded me of a quilt that I finished a few years ago and posted about here. I am re-running pictures of it today because it is related to the double wedding ring. Is it a Pickle dish, or an Indian Wedding Ring, or a one of a kind?
Here is what I purchased from eBay
only these few pieces were joined. I used those pieces to make templates for the muslin to finish setting the blocks. the interesting part to me is the octagonal piece where the blocks come together. In most patterns that is done with 4 squares as in a double wedding ring.
After making the pieces I sewed the blocks together…here it is in progress.
I did not have enough blocks to make a full-sized quilt and I did not want to make more of the blocks…so I added a border
And I hand quilted it
And when all that was done I washed it. and here it is
I saved a few of the blocks and some day I will trace out a pattern from them.
here are a bunch of pictures of the various stages (click to enlarge)