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Sunday, November 13, 2011

An unusual antique.....

A friend purchased this antique quilt and she showed me this unusual treatment of the pieces nearest the edge of the quilt.  I have never seen this on a double wedding ring before and we wondered if any of my readers have ever seen it.
I cut strips for the 9 patches and started sewing them last night but haven't pressed any of them yet.  I am making more than I need for the border so I'll have seeds for another quilt.

22 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Planning ahead. Almnost have to. This makes the fabric go farther I think. Chris

karenfae said...

I have never seen a double wedding ring like that - very unique!
I have made 3 double wedding rings one had applique around it and one was a mini with other borders around the rings - but I have never seen one like that.
Karen

Donna said...

I've never seen a double wedding ring quilt with those edges - how unique! I love to see all that hand quilting.

A Quilter Awakens said...

That edge is kind of cool. I wonder about the motivation behind it; perhaps something like "gee, I have these extra Dresden plate blades..."
Thanks for sharing it with us. Karmen

Maria said...

No I have never seen an edge like that on a double wedding ring quilt.

Impera_Magna said...

I'm not quilt expert/authority... but that has to be an unusual edge of the outer rings... intriguing!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I've not seen that treatment either - is it like that all around the outer edge? Very interesting!

I, too, cut extra so I have "seeds" for a scrappy back and/or another project. (I learned that from you!)

Joan said...

Very interesting Double Wedding ring quilt.
I love the colours you use ..in for your nine patch..

♥Duff said...

NO, but it's absolutely lovey!! And perfect timing--so many modern quilters are 'switching up' traditional patterns and calling them their own. Your friend had better name it!! haha!

Sharon said...

Fabulous piece, but I've never seen this either. Sure makes this one special. Lots of energy in your strips that are ready to go!

MN2NM said...

That is really interesting! I'm guessing it's pieced, but it's almost like a nod to dresdens or something. It's so neat to see those little snippets of innovation here and there on old quilts.

Leslie said...

Pretty choices! Your fabrics are always so dynamic. I will have to give a fresh eye to large-scale prints that can be stripped; the texture is really quite exciting.

Michelle said...

I'ver never seen anything like it - but boy do I want to learn how to do it! :-)

Muddling Through said...

No, I've never seen that, it's a new one to me.

Hmmm.....quilt seeds. Makes sense.

Needled Mom said...

:~)

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Ditto on never seeing that type of edge on a double wedding ring. Bet it was appliqued down, not pieced. A little extra frou-frou for a special person, perhaps?

It's fun watching your progress on the diagonal four-patch.
Vicky F

Lynne said...

It is a lovely variation isn't it?

Michele Bilyeu said...

Saw something similar but not the same. As I recall on that quilt, the idea for the change was to share experience and wisdom in the giving of the gift of the quilt.

So, in this case, for example, I would take it to symbolize or convey that marriage does not always mean a smooth path but one that often has bumpy places in the road.

Either than, or that the wedding ring does not always fit smoothly on the finger ...and let's face it, in some people even creates an itch!

Cathi said...

What a unique quilt! It's quite intriguing!

QuilterBee said...

What a cool idea to use DP to the edges!! WOW! Whoever the quiltmaker was would be proud to know we were discussing her creative mind..on the web :o)))

Have a great day everyone! Amie in Tn.

sewfrench.com said...

I like the idea that every marriage has rough spots. I'm curious how it was done. Was it traditionally put together until the outer edges then appliquéd onto a border piece?
It's fabulous, a great find!

descuento viaje said...

Your diamonds with borders ! What a wonderful project to is going on "when I want to sew but don't have anything ready to sew". They are just brilliant.