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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Single Wedding Ring Quilt

I love Vintage quilts and I saw one in a magazine, but it did not tell the name of the block.  I was going through the free patterns at Jolly Jabber/Fat Quarter Shop's blog and found the block!  It is called a Single Wedding Ring Quilt Block.  They have a free block pattern you can download here. on their website.   I am the Queen Bee of the Sew Sweet Bee in August.  I am going to do this block, and I am going to make it king size for my bed next summer.  I am going to need to make a lot of blocks!  LOL
I did change up the pattern by making the center a different color from the outside triangles.  That means six 3 1/2 inch squares of the outside color and 2 of the inside color and then four 3 inch squares of the inside color. The white colors stay the same, does this make since?   I did make my squares just a tiny bigger and then squared up my HST to 3 inches when I was done.  Several people recommended that on the blog hop.  At first, I just cut enough for two blocks so I could play around with them and see what I liked best and how many colors were needed for what part.
As for what colors I want.  I want three colors used, red, aqua and yellow.  Each block should be a combination of two of those colors.  I want a low volume, white print used.  If I decide to use sashing, (I might just decide to sew it without any)I am going to use this fabric until I run out, I only have a yard, I think.
I really like the quilt here, and is the one I am patterning my background fabrics after.  I love the colors in his quilt!  To get an idea of background fabrics be sure to check that quilt out!
There are a lot of pieces in this block and I found that I had to pay attention while sewing it together or I messed it up.  I want to thank my fellow Sew Sweet Bee members for my blocks!  BTW, the colors in my pictures are funky next to the color of my carpet.



Jacque said...

Cute blocks! I love the older blocks the best...and you're right, if you cut the pieces a tad larger and then square things up, it's a lot less stressful! :)

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Very pretty. I see Pam Kitty influences in your quilt. I love the sweet fabric colors and designs.

Nancy said...

The colors and fabrics you chose look beautiful together, Missy. I'll look forward to seeing more of them.

donna said...

I love this block sew much Missy. I can not wait to start sewing it.
Hope you have a great weekend.

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