Monday, January 19, 2009
Two of my nieces were married in 2004, so my mother and I made quilts for them. I let the girls choose their patterns and colors, and they both chose wedding rings, one in blue and the other in green. I love to paper piece, so I purchased patterns from Judy Niemeyer for the Garden Wedding Ring and Wedding Star. The patterns worked up beautifully and I highly recommend them. I reworked the applique borders to suit the girls' taste. I did the machine work, and my mother did most of the hand work. Both quilts were hand quilted. I think it's the best work we've ever done. I love how the gradation of color makes the rings glow. All of the fabric was purchased at Quilter's Dream, an incredible shop, well worth the trip.