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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Marjorie's Hoop

This double wedding ring is what's in my hoop.

I'm about 2 months into the hand quilting, and somewhere between 1/2 and 2/3 done.  With each "melon", I've outlined each side of the ring plus one row of echo that lines up with the points of the second piece in the strip.

I've been trying to convince myself that this will be enough quilting.  The stitching is 1-1.5" apart except in the center of each circle, which ends up with 4" square w/o stitching.

I am using a bamboo/cotton batting.

I want it to look modern and fresh as it's a gift for a young couple, and am fighting my tendency to over-quilt.  I have an idea for what I'm going to do, but I'm open to suggestions for the centers of these 35 circles.

5 comments:

  1. Marjorie, I love your colors in this quilt! It DOES look fresh and looks like it would be at home in a beach front house. They will love it!

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  2. I would suggest two rings intertwined????? Simple but yet appropriate. I admire anyone who can piece a double wedding ring, yours looks wonderful!

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  3. looks great - I think Carla's suggestion is a good one for the centers.
    Karen

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  4. This is a terrific quilt, especially for those of us who wouldn't usually use grey (silver) in such quantities. The contrast with the turquoises is perfect. Thanks for posting a link to this site on your home blog.

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