The Double Wedding Ring is one of the most difficult quilts to create. The curves and intersecting four patches make it one of the most challenging quilts to piece together. However, if you stick with it, you will have a beautiful quilt to enjoy when you finish! Check out this gorgeous red double wedding ring quilt, created by Dawn, a member of our guild!
If you want to have some fun and generate some random blocks, try making this "Happy Jack" quilt, a pattern from Pieces From My Heart
, with a group of friends. This is a large pumpkin design wallhanging or table mat which finishes at 30" x 30". We will each purchase a length of fabric in black and orange and cut squares to exchange at our meeting. The fabrics will "read" black and orange, using tone on tones, and mottled or very tiny prints. We stack up our squares and everyone moves around the table, picking up one of each stack so that you end up with a variety of prints for the background. The exchange is quite fun, so give it a go!
Re-use, recycle, purpose Wool
Scour the second hand shops for wool pants, coats, sweaters, hats and other fabrics that you can "unsew" and cut and trim for use in wool applique. Our members brought in lots of wool garments to share and we created a whimsical snowman wallhanging/table topper for ourselves! Take a look at our friend Marge's creation! Prior to this, we have used sweater cuffs to create mittens! Clever use of wool clothing to create wool home decor!
The quilt guild works on a variety of projects including quilts of all shapes, colors, and patterns. We now meet at the Riverside Village Hall, Painted Post since we outgrew our space at the Kent Phillips Elementary School where we began our adventure in quilting.