The NYC MQG Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge

NYC MOD Quilt Guild 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

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

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

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.

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

July 8th NYC MOD Quilters - http://nycmetromodquilters.blogspot.com Interweave - http://quiltingdaily.com

July 9th Emily Bailey - http://emsscrapbag.blogspot.com Shelly Pagliai - http://prairiemoonquilts.com/?page_id=62

July 10th Amy Ellis - http://amyscreativeside.com Faith Jones - Me!

July 11th Amy Smart - http://www.diaryofaquilter.com Monica Solorio-Snow - http://thehappyzombie.com/blog

July 12th Dan Rouse - http://pieceandpress.blogspot.com Elisa Albury - http://www.stitchoutsidetheditch.com

July 13 Jenny Cameron - http://Fiberlosophy.blogspot.com

July 14th Jane Davidson - http://quiltjane.blogspot.com

July 15th Joanna Wilczynska - http://shape-moth.blogspot.com Jackie Kunkel - http://cvquiltworks.blogspot.com

July 16th Kathy Doughty - http://www.materialobsession.typepad.com Juki - http://jukihomesewing.wordpress.com

July 17th Lisa Mason - http://theredheadedmermaid.blogspot.com Flaun Cline - http://ipleadquilty.blogspot.com

July 18 Pat Sloan - http://blog.patsloan.com Jessica Alexandrakis - http://lifeunderquilts.blogspot.com

July 19th Jacquie Gering - http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com Lee Heinrich - http://www.freshlypieced.com

Good luck and happy sewing everyone!

++ Closing comments to pick a winner! ++

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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. :)