Sunday, March 14, 2010

Anna and Matt's wedding quilt



When I saw a picture of Denyse Schmidt's pattern called Single Girl, I knew Anna would like it. Based on the traditional double wedding ring pattern, it has a distinctly modern look when reduced to a single ring. Anna chose wonderful Japanese and Japanese inspired fabrics.



Here are the fabric choices for the the first quarter of the rings.



The second quarter...



The third quarter...



...and the fourth.



Betty Wang designed the background fabric for South Sea Imports. It's from her design series called "Memories of Osaka" and is a tone on tone bamboo image.



The pattern calls for tracing the pieces and making templates--quiltmaking in the old school tradition.

7 comments:

Jean Baardsen said...

Love the fabrics! You must be really excited about this quilt, and not just because it's for your daughter. Can't wait to see the results as you work on it!

Dana W. Fisher said...

Thanks, Jean. You are right--I'm really excited to see this one develop.
Kind regards,
Dana

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh how awesome for their wedding quilt Dana! I love love love that pattern and am excited I will be able to watch you make it!

Dana W. Fisher said...

Thanks, Mary. The pattern was very cleverly designed. It has the appeal of the double wedding ring without the incredibly tiny pieces.
Warm regards,
Dana

Dana W. Fisher said...

Thanks, Mary. The pattern was very cleverly designed. It has the appeal of the double wedding ring without the incredibly tiny pieces.
Warm regards,
Dana

quiltcat said...

That's going to be a stunning quilt, Dana! I'm surprised that she has you use templates, just because everyone else is doing foundation piecing or rotary cutting these days...are you hand piecing all those rings and then appliqueing them onto the background?

Dana W. Fisher said...

Hi Cat,
Mercifully, no, it is machine pieced, a quarter at a time. Not too bad actually, just lots of pinning needed. I'm cutting all the sections I'll need at one time, so once I get the cutting done, I should be able to fly pretty fast. I'm ready to cut the second quarter sections next.
Kind regards,
Dana