A few days ago I got a wonderful gift from my quilting friend from California, Marie Watterlond. Marie was given a box full of Double Wedding Ring pieces and they were made by Marie Louise Winter Krause of Azusa CA. Based on the fabrics I think this was some time in the 30’s. Marie decided that she probably would not have the time to finish them but really wanted to be sure that they would be finished by hand…so she sent them to me….Thanks!!
I wont be finishing them tomorrow but I will finish them!!
Here are the parts
And the fabrics
And the pattern
It is interesting to me to see how patterns are passed around. I suspect that this quilter did not have the instructions to go with the pieces….I think someone traced out the patten and passed it along to her. I say that because in order for these pattern pieces to fit together correctly they should be placed like this.
But she did it like this
you can see that when they come together in this orientation they don’t fit
see the gaps…if They are sewn together they will not lay flat. there are 4 of the end pieces placed together in the correct orientation
I will have to do some re working on the completed rings, but it will be well worth it! I love the fabrics and I love to finish up these kinds of projects!! the great thing about a double wedding ring quilt for me is all the room in the design for quilting.
Here is one I finished years ago…and you can see that I love lots of quilting!
When I get to work on this one I will trace out a pattern from the originals and post it here….these pieces use a different pattern than the one above so the overall look is a bit different and the rings are rounder.
Teddy it thinking about them….
I think he approves….and he says Thanks Marie!