Monday, January 19, 2009

Wedding Rings




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.

Ciao,
Tina

6 comments:

Linda M. Poole said...

what a beautiful quilt!
Linda
http://www.lmpoole.blogspot.com

karenfae said...

as a lover of double wedding ring quilts I think yours are fantastic - great job, I have made several myself.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Kangaroo said...

gorgeous!

Jackie said...

Hi Tina, Welcome to blogging and to a fellow New Englander! I love your quilt and am very familiar with Quilter's Dream. I also love the fact that you are a Red Sox fan. I have never been to Pawtucket, but we do go to some Red Sox games when we can. Otherwise, I quilt every single day! Come on over and visit me at my blog!

Mary L. said...

What gorgeous quilts! I'm sure they will be treasured.

Zoey said...

Wow! Those are beautiful! It must have taken a long time to do that applique border. They are both simply stunning.