Double Wedding Ring Quilt: Part 1

My King Size Quilt Project

I thought I would make a log cabin quilt when I made my giant quilt, but it just didn’t feel right. For a king-sized quilt, I didn’t really like any of the styles of a log cabin when I pictured them on a king bed…

I searched pinterest for “free quilt patterns” and just looked around until I settled on something… Which is the double wedding ring quilt!

I found this pattern on McCall’s Quilting, and they have a bunch of free vintage patterns listed on their site.

You can also use the Sizzix Big Die to cut all the pieces of the double wedding ring, and this is another size die from Sizzix – so much easier than what I did …

Low Volume Background

I ordered 6 yards of low volume fabrics for the background – based on the comments on McCall’s site said 36 rings were required for the king size quilt, so I figured out the numbers for those pieces and started cutting!

low volume quilting bundle

Foundation Arc Pieces

Then I went through my stash and started choosing fabrics for the arcs.

The original arc called for 11 pieces for the foundation blocks! So I changed that to 7 pieces and started cutting out enough for 169 arcs…

As random as I try to be with patchwork, it really doesn’t work. Eventually, I narrowed down to 7 colors and started sorting all the scraps into those categories.

I also had to make 169 copies of the pattern and cut all the pieces out of the paper :p not my favorite part…

prep for foundation arcs

Next Steps

Sewing all the arcs …. and then trimming… and then attaching them to the background!

This is definitely more work than a log cabin!!! but it will be beautiful, and if I’m making a king size quilt at all, I should love it…

Of course I also need to make things for the etsy shop, and other blog content like clothing and throw quilts, but I’m going to work on it every spare minute.

And then I’ll have to think about quilting. Ok, I’ll give you updates along the way. Hopefully, I don’t get sick of looking at it!

Are you working on any big projects? Did you survive making a king size quilt??? I want to know your stories!