Saturday, 19 May 2012

My FNSI

Last night I made some more arches for my Double Wedding Ring quilt but I had to go a little further...

I'm mostly a self taught quilter, I've learnt a lot from the net, the blogs I visit and the books I buy and I didn't want to cut all my wonderful fabric into pieces to find out later that the Double Wedding Ring was a task I could not handle. I know this isn't the way most quilters work but I had to try making a whole ring. And so I did, I cut the melons , the centre and sewed everything very carefully, following the instructions throughly. Here it is, my first ring!



It doesn't seem much but it took me all night to get this done.

14 comments:

Fiona said...

love it.... I also like to try at least one of a new thing before I cut all the fabric out....I love your wedding ring.. the colours are beautiful...
Hugz

Cheryll said...

Oh Teresa... you did a PeRFeCt job on it! It's just fantastic!
LoVe it....you clever girl! :)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh how lovely are your 'rings'--
makes me want to make one!!!!
Hugs, Di and miss gracie

Jackie said...

Your ring came out fantastic! It lays really flat. I think you got a lot done in an evening - it's a difficult block with a lot of pieces. NICE JOB!

Leah said...

Great block and fabrics. I too try out one or two blocks when I start a new project. Sometimes it is from excitement. I just want to see how one block will look before I get going into chain piecing mode.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Well done Teresa, your block looks perfect and I love the fabrics and colours. It is going to be a fantastic quilt!

Celia Gibson said...

Esta espectacular !!! Continua enquanto estas a gostar!

Noela said...

I haven't made a wedding ring block yet. Yours looks great. I love the fabric, am making a quilt with this fabric at present. Hugs....

Mistea said...

That is a lot of work for one evening - there are lots of little pieces in your ring, which looks perfect.
Gorgeous colours you have chosen for this project.
Enjoy your new rings.

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Oh a double wedding ring of good fortune. How lovely I am sure it will turn out wonderfully.

Michelle May said...

Well done! Love your choice of fabrics.

Ginette said...

Looks wonderful Teresa! Are you hand piecing it? I have a double wedding ring quilt started in my closet. I am using fusible interfacing to do mine. Can't wait to see your next block!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Looks like all of your hard work has paid off! Beautiful first ring!!

Longvacation said...

Your ring turned out great! It looks really nice with Good Fortune.
When it looks like a complicated block, I like to do a test block first, too. So much better than wasting tons of fabric.