The NYC MQG Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge


NYC MOD Quilt Guild Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge

Welcome everyone to my stop on the NYC MOD Quilt Guild Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge! The NYC MOD Quilt Guild has partnered with EZ Quilting/Simplicity, Interweave and Juki to challenge you to show everyone your creative spin on this classic pattern.

The Double Wedding Ring Quilt is a pattern that is probably on many quilter’s bucket lists. It wasn’t really a block I ever thought I would make, but when Victoria Findlay Wolfe asked if I was interested in giving it a try and joining the blog tour, I couldn’t resist saying yes.

Double Wedding Ring Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

I decided to dig into my Anna Maria Horner fabric stash and pair the prints with ivory and blacks for the background and cornerstones. I’m using EZ Quilts Double Wedding Ring Templates that can be found at Simplicity or your local quilt shop. I’m pairing the templates up with this tutorial.

Double Wedding Ring Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

Initially I was going to do a single ring mini quilt, but cutting these pieces out was sort of addicting, so now I’m not sure what size I will end up making. Time to practice my sewing of curves!

To play along, simply make a Double Wedding Ring quilt that falls into one of the following categories:

SMALL: ONE RING! Easy! size: under 20″ or smaller… This is a great way to play and learn your curves, and try your own version of making this fun design!

TRADITIONAL: 4 rings or larger… Make the traditional double wedding pattern by using the template and your choice of fabrics…not straying to far from the traditional style. Four rings or larger for this category… must have three layers and bound.

MODERN: 4 rings or larger… ANYTHING GOES! How can you interpret the double wedding ring, put a MODERN spin on a traditional design? Piece it, applique, fuse, whole cloth? Possibilities are ENDLESS!!! No rules other then, it must have three layers and bound.

Then visit the challenge page to upload your finished quilt image. The deadline is December 1, 2013. There are tons of sponsors and great prizes for the winning quilts.

NYC MOD Quilt Guild Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge

If you’d like a chance to win the templates I’m using for this quilt, just leave one comment in this post. I’ll pick a winner on Sunday night.

And be sure to continue visiting along with the blog hop, there’s bound to be some great inspiration!

July 8th
​NYC MOD​ Quilters –
Interweave –

July 9th
Emily Bailey –
Shelly Pagliai –

July 10th
Amy Ellis –
Faith Jones – Me!

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Amy Smart –
Monica Solorio-Snow –

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Dan Rouse –
Elisa Albury –

July 13
Jenny Cameron –

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Jane Davidson –

July 15th
Joanna Wilczynska –
Jackie Kunkel –

July 16th
Kathy Doughty –
Juki –

July 17th
Lisa Mason –
Flaun Cline –

July 18
Pat Sloan –
Jessica Alexandrakis –

July 19th
Jacquie Gering –
Lee Heinrich –

Good luck and happy sewing everyone!

++ Closing comments to pick a winner! ++

The lucky winner is #115, Kathi! Congratulations and I will email you for your address.

I loved reading that so many of you will be joining in the fun! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with. 🙂


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      Jenny Bonynge says

      Hey Cyndy! Just checked out the NYC site for the first time and look where it lead me…to you! Good luck winning these templates. (Love my Beach Umbrellas!)

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    When I saw your photos of cut curved stripes, I was almost sure that you prepare it for the challenge:) I can’t wait to start my own DWR, these templates would be so helpful!

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    Lisa says

    I would love to attempt this :). And I love the colours/patterns you’ve chosen for yours. It’s going to be beautiful however it ends up 🙂

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    Alcea Rosea says

    Thank you for the link to the tutorial and your clear photos. I love the pattern but I have never sewn curves before.
    Good luck with your quilt.

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    Hmmmm… Should I? Could I? Would I?
    Hope I win, then I will have no excuse not to participate, not even the unwashed dishes 😉

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    I’ll be honest and say that this wasn’t a pattern I considered doing until I saw your WIP. LOVE love love it!! YES, I’d love to win the templates. I love your modern take on such a classic design.

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    Eileen DiPietro says

    I can’t wait to see yours finished. I think I just may have to try this myself.

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    Tanya says

    I haven’t tried any quilts with curves yet, but I think you may have inspired me. One more for the to-do list!

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    I never had the interest in making a DWR quilt before this – I thought it was kind of old-fashioned. Then I saw the challenge and immediately I had dozens of ideas for how to make a creative quilt using this pattern.

    Your work looks gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity to win the templates! 🙂

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    I’ve been wanting to make a double wedding ring quilt since I first started quilting. It is one of my favorite patterns!

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    Linda says

    This is something I’ve wanted to try but have been hesitant. Looks like a great time to give it a whirl!

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    This quilt has been on my to-make list for years! Thanks for the information and I would certainly put the template to good use 🙂

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    Emily T says

    The templates look like they would definitely help! I just recently sewed my first curve (which became 800 curves!) with my steampunk quilt blocks, maybe this is the year of the curves for me! 🙂

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    Lisa Mather says

    I’ve always wanted to try this block! I’d love the templates in order to give it a try!

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    That looks like so much fun! I never even wanted to attempt one until I saw the Quiltcon best of show quilt, the blocks you are posting are pretty inspiring. I love how MQG’s make attempting new blocks and techniques easy to approach!

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    Double wedding ring has been on my bucket list for a long time. Those templates look fantastic. Thanks for the opportunity to win the set!

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    Tammy Mabry says

    I’ve never even thought of making a curved quilt because of the complexity. I usually try to keep my piecing very simple. This might just be the first one I make. I love your fabric choices for yours. Thanks for the giveaway! Can’t wait to get started.

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    I got one for my wedding and I absolutely love it I recently bought a paper piecing set but this looks faster thanks for sharing

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    Carmen says

    Ahh, I would love to finally attempt the double wedding ring — thanks so much for the giveaway!

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    Jenny Bonynge says

    First time checking out the NYC Modern Quilt site and now am captivated with this Double Wedding Ring challenge…Also noticed a friend who has commented, maybe one of us will win these templates???

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    I love this pattern.I`ve never tried one.Sew curves is a little tricky for me.Thanks for the giveaway!!

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    Shawn says

    I have been wanting to try this for a while but was a little intimidated. The templates look like fun to cut. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Nancy Matheson says

    I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with. And maybe I can get one in by December!

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    The wedding ring quilt is definitely on my bucket list of quilts to make. I think it would be nice as a white on white quilt with multiple whites in the rings with an off white background, perhaps muslin.

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    Ginny Worden says

    Very interesting, here I was thinking that a double wedding room quilt wasn’t for me.

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    I like the variations in yours! I’m not quite skilled enough for this yet, but it’d be nice to be prepared for when I am. Thanks!

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    A Double Wedding Ring is definitely on my bucket list! I even have a color scheme and recipient in mind. Those templates look easy to use, thanks for the giveaway!

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    BC Miller says

    I’ve always wanted to try curved piecing and this just might be the time. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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    raquel says

    I would LOVE to make this quilt I saw images from Quiltcon on rings and was inspired.

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    Susan Stanton says

    I love the traditional quilt patterns. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win!

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    Janet Best says

    I would love to make a DWR quilt. Your blocks, like all your quilts, are gorgeous!

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    Linda Crawford says

    I made a double wedding ring quilt 5 years ago for a wedding gift for my son and soon to be daughter in law. I pieced the curves before adding them. I made the quilt using batiks for a more modern feel. It was a challenge but I really loved it when it was done. good luck to all of you as you start your challenge.

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    Michele says

    I have never made this pattern before. The templates look like they’ll make the cutting easy!

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    Anita says

    It would be really fun to make a wedding ring quilt. I just love the modern twist, it is so fresh and fun. Thank you for the chance to win.

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    This quilt has been on my to-make list for years!…The templates seem to be a great help, thanks for the chance to win. Yours looks just beautiful!

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    Becki says

    I own a double wedding ring (great grandmothers) but never thought I’d try to make one but I’m interested in the modern spin. So I’m ready to try .

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    Xandi says

    Good solid templates do make this seem more likely to turn out looking good in my hands – thanks for the chance!

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    pamela says

    These templates could be just the thing to get me started on a wedding ring qlt. I have admired this quilt pattern for so long = love the old traditional ones.

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    I’m eager to give this one a go. Thanks for the chance to win the templates, what a great start they would be.

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    Jen Beatty says

    Looks like fun, will have to add it to my bucket list. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    teri kratoska says

    This block has always scared me, but I do like to try new things so maybe it’s in my future.

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    Tammy says

    Being a beginner quilter, this looks challenging. But who doesn’t love a good challenge? And you always make it look so easy. Love your fabric choices. Please post a pic when you are all done!

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    Jessica says

    this is definitely one that is on my bucket list! thanks for the chance to win!

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    a DWR quilt is definitely on my bucket list, and i’m sad to say- i’ve had my fabrics packed in a rubbermaid container for a L.O.N.G. time…. *sad*

    maybe the giveaway gods will favor me and winning the templates will give me the sign that it;s time to start sewing *grin*

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    Sheppard Morrison says

    I also have this pattern on my “plastic tote” lis – instead of a bucket, I use a quiltery kind of metaphor. Love the use of the black and white fabric as the background.

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    I love the look, but haven’t attempted curved seems yet. I guess its about time to try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Anne says

    I’ve never made a wedding ring quilt. Would love to win these templates. Thanks!

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    Jenny says

    This looks like lots of fun, and your scheme is going to rock. I can’t wait to see more of it. Thanks for the chance to win the templates!

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    Amy L. says

    I am loving your take on this pattern. Can’t wait to see the top finished. It may very well end up on my list…

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    Marsha S. says

    Goodness, did you read my mind? 😀 I’ve been thinking of making some modern versions of the Double Wedding Ring quilt & Dresden Plate quilt recently & had been formulating some ideas in my head. Well, after seeing this, it is meant to be!!!! I sure could make good use of the template in the process! 😉 Thanks for the opportunity! I’ve followed your blog for a long time now & enjoy it so very much!!!! Keep those inspirations coming!!

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    Beth C. says

    Have always wanted to attempt a DWR – perhaps winning theses templates would boost my confidence. Thanks for all you contribute in your blog! Beth in AL

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    Linda says

    I’m going to use my Sizzix Big Shot Pro Die Number 65884 “Double Wedding Ring.” So excited for this challenge! Yay!

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    Christine st.vincent says

    That is gorgeous! You have inspired me
    To give one a try… You gave such a traditional
    Block that modern updated look!! Love love love it!!!

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    Yvonne says

    I would love to try this quilt…I’ve never attempted curves! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway and a very fun challenge.

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    Emma says

    I’ve just finished a double wedding ring quilt for a dear friend of mine. They are certainly addictive – now I want one of my own! I paper pieced the arc’s for the first one but these templates would be much quicker! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Kathi says

    Wow! This looks like fun. I can’t wait to see all of the pictures of the quilts.

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    A double wedding ring quilt is my favorite pattern. I would love to make one someday! I think this template would be just the trick to boost my confidence and help me make my dream quilt!

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    kimberlee says

    Wow! I’m kinda new to quilting and this quilt looks intense. I’d definitely give it a go with the templates!

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    Diana says

    I would love to learn how to use these rulers. I’m ready for a new challenge to get me going again–love to quilt but just finished a very large project and wanting to learn something new.

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    Barb says

    I have never made a quilt with a template. It will be fun to try this traditional quilt with a modern twist!

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    Love that you used AMH fabrics! I have a great idea for this challenge, so hope I win the templates. Thanks!

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    christie m says

    As always your color selection is awesome. Thanks for the chance to win. Maybe after we see yours finished I’ll get the nerve to try curves, you always make it look so easy!

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    Tamie says

    If I win these templates I might have to give this pattern a try. Love how yours is coming along.

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    Patty says

    I’ve got fabric for a DWR but keep putting it off because I want to find the easiest way to make one. I’d love to try these templates.

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    Aghhh I never knew I wanted to make a DWR until now! I literally saw this post this morning, spent the better half of the afternoon sketching and now am convinced this is something I’ve always wanted to do. Bandwagon. Officially. Jumped on. 😉

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    Beth Curtis says

    As always, I am amazed by your choice of fabrics. A double wedding ring is on my quilting list to get to some day. Thanks for the chance to win the templates.

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    Jennifer says

    One of my favorite quilt designs of all time, making a double wedding ring quilt is definitely on my bucket list.

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    Liz says

    I’ve been dreaming recently about making a double wedding ring quilt. Those templates look so tempting/dangerous!

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    Donna Joy says

    Thanks for template giveaway. This was a quilt my grandmother made, i’d like to give it a try.

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    Oh my gosh! This is so great!!! The double wedding ring pattern keeps popping back up in my quilting life. I am meant to make one and these templates would definitle push it up to “next” on my bucket list. Thanks for the chance!

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    Lisa E says

    A double wedding ring would be fun to try out. I think I can handle the curved piecing!

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    Kayla says

    I’ve been hesitant to actually try, but having the templates might be just the push I need. Thanks so much for the chance!

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    Erin says

    I’m not going to lie, the wedding ring is intimidating to me, but with a template and QAL I feel like I could tackle this!

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    Holly says

    You always pick such great colors! This is a quilt that I have looked at and thought about trying many times. Then I look at all of the curved piecing and think about trying to pick fabrics to make it scrappy and it never even gets started.

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    ShellyK says

    You are correct, the double wedding ring is on my bucket list too! I love your choice of colors.

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    gillian hosman says

    Love your wedding ring quilt. Inspires me to use some of my AMH I’ve been hoarding

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    Susanne says

    Hi! Just lovely. I’ve always wanted to try a wedding ring quilt.
    This would be a nice way to start. Thanks.

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    Julie P says

    I love your fabric choices! I love using templates since I am a bit new to quilting and need all the help I can get to sew and cut precisely. Good luck everyone!

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    Bonnie Larson says

    I have always wanted to try a wedding ring quilt. maybe this will be the incentive I need to just do it…. Thanks so much for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw

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    Gloria Mann says

    I know that with the correct tools, I would be happy to try such a wonderful quilt pattern. It looks difficult to master, though, but I’d give it a good try.

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    Barbara Beyun says

    Ooh, this contest sounds interesting! I’d love to win the tools to play with some ideas…..thanks for the opportunity!

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    Rachel Washburn says

    Ok, I’m going to try this! I’ve never entered my stuff into a contest before, but seeing how I’ve been quilting for over two years I’d say I’m past due!

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    Ginelle says

    Double Wedding Ring is on my list to make. Templates would be a bonus in cutting out the required shapes.

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    Ginelle says

    Double Wedding Ring has been on my to do list the templates would help to move to the top.

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    Cheryl Zelus says

    I love your fabric choices. I’m inspired!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win the templates!

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    Tracey P says

    Along with so many others, this is on my quilting bucket list. The challenge is the push I need to try one.

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    Christine C says

    I’d love a template set, I have wanted to do a wedding ring quilt for a while, and with all my scraps & these templates it would be really easy to get it all ready to go.

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    Jennifer Ann MacDonald says

    So excited! I think I am going to make this my first quilt!!! TYG! Good luck to all!

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    Love the look of yours all laid out! I can just imagine how addicting that would be 🙂 Can’t wait to get started on mine!

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    CJ says

    I’ve always wanted to try this…thinking NOW is the time, as my son is getting married next summer!

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    Teena says

    Please, please. Me, Me! I want one! Thank you in advance for the chance to win. Again! ME, Me. :0)

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    Becky Greene says

    Your project is really tempting me… it looks wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win the templates. That is my only hope 🙂

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    DWR is the first design that caught my eye. I’d like to make one with yellow and red – sounds great to me. Thanks for the chance to win the templates – pls put my name in the hat for the drawing.

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    What a wonderful competition! Have done neither before: never worked with templates and never made a wedding ring quilt!
    Would love to try both!!!

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    WOW! This quilt is definitely on my bucket list but I just thought it would remain there and never get completed. I have had issues with sewing curves(blamed it on the cutting). Now if I win those templates, maybe it will become a reality. Love your work and thanks for the awesome inspiration.

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    love the scrappy fabrics that you are using – those geeky glasses are very cool ! thanks for the chance to win a template set to join in this challenge 🙂

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    laura says

    Would like to try double wedding ring and a chance to win templates sure would be nice. Your fabric choice sure is nice

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    Wow, Faith! Love the prints you’ve chosen – don’t they look great! And using the full template for the curve really speaks to me – maybe it’s time for me to make one of my own!

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    Tanya says

    I will love this template for the challenge im a new quilter and up for the challenge

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    Melodee says

    Yes!!! absolutely on my bucket list!!!! I figured there were templates somewhere for this and now I know 🙂 just love blogs :)) and thanks so much for the link to the tutorial!!!

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    Elizabeth McDonald says

    I am hoping that the templates will help to make this block – love the look of double wedding ring quilts!

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    Erica says

    Your quilt blocks look so awesome! I love the black and white low volume prints with the vibrant AMH fabrics!! So beautiful! I have been apprehensive about this block, but with the templates it seems like it would be less challenging. I cannot wait to see the finished quilt!

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    Liz says

    I’ve always been intimidated by curved seams, but this is inspiring me to give it a shot! Thanks!

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    Wow! I’ve had this one my quilter’s bucket list for 4 years now. This QAL just might bring the inpiration I need to get going. I loved Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s quilt and I totally opened my eyes to making a modern version of the Double Wedding Ring quilt when I first saw it. I am in love with what you’ve come up with so far. The low volume centers and the black for the ovverlapping. Truly lovely! I must acquire the templates:D

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    What fun! I’d love to try those templates, opens up the possibility to so many variations on an awesome pattern.

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    Margaret says

    I love the EZ Dresden ruler, so I am eager to give their Double Wedding Ring ruler a try. I’ve always admired this pattern, but was a little intimidated by it.
    BTW – love your blog.

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    LJ says

    Your layout is so cool; can’t wait to see what you create! I’d love to win a set of these templates. I do think most of us THINK about trying the DWR quilt but get scared off when we see templates and curves. The EZ templates sound perfectly wonderful.

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    Jacklynn Grimm says

    I really like your photos of your work in progress. Those three rings together look like an awesome table runner – something small that I could do! Thanks for the give away!

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    Christine Bowens says

    I just bought this template but never saw the solid arc. Would love to win that. My oldest daughter is getting married in Feb and I’m going to try and attempt it. I’m so geeked I found this site!!

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    Sheetal says

    I’ve been thinking of making a double wedding ring quilt ever since I saw Victoria’s! this is a great reason to finally get started!

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    Erin says

    I made my very first quilt last year for my sister who got married last fall. I started to make a double wedding ring quilt and quickly realized how deep I was in over my head!! I switched to a much simpler design and kept my sanity (and actually finished the quilt!). I’d love to attempt it again now that I’ve made a few more quilts and I know this template would help a ton. Thanks for the giveaway, and for being such a wonderful resource for newbies like me! 🙂

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    Martha Tait says

    Fun challenge! I think I’ll play along from Oregon. This will be my first time using this pattern.

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    Betty Stading says

    My daughter is getting married in February. I hadn’t planned on making her a double wedding ring. With these templates the task to put this quilt together will not be so overwhelming. I love the look of your sample. Thanks for sharing!