When I started to quilt, one of the first books I bought had numerous patterns including one for Golden Wedding Ring. I was immediately taken by it and have remembered it ever since seeing that picture. So when Linda Franz announced she was working on Inklingo collections for Golden Wedding Ring I was thrilled.
The Inklingo 12″ and 16″ Golden Wedding Ring collections were released on Sunday along with an Inklingo Golden Wedding Ring Design Book which has lots of tips for sewing and pressing as well as figuring out how many of each shape are needed for Golden Wedding Ring quilts. Right now the design book is a free download and is definitely worth getting!
The design book also has a number of designs, including this one which I was immediately drawn to because it’s not too big and will give me a good feel for piecing this before I decide if I do want to make a larger quilt. I have so many large projects on the go that I’d feel almost guilty starting another big one. But starting this one? This feels like a welcome little distraction, like a wander down a pretty street for a while.
Then it came time to start deciding on fabric choices. I knew I wanted to do some fussy cutting/printing for this and was 99.99% sure I wanted to use my favourite shabby chic sort of fabrics for it. So out came the contenders.
First, a couple with 5.75″ repeats.
Then one that isn’t really a shabby chic fabric but that intrigues me. It has a 7.75″ repeat.
Then one with an 8″ repeat and another with an 8 5/8″ repeat.
The final shabby chic one had a 11.5″ repeat.
But I also wanted to look at something else. So out came this one with an 11.25″ repeat.
I spent a couple of days pulling fabrics to go with each of these, as I tried to decide which one I wanted to use. I finally made a decision last night and quickly got everything printed.
This photo of printed pieces doesn’t give it away, I hope. So which one did I decide on? I’m not telling yet – but hope to have the first ring done by Friday so I can post a photo of it and reveal the choice. I think I’m going to love the look of this with the bit of fussy cutting/printing I did.
Golden Wedding Ring has it all – lots of continuous piecing opportunities, curved piecing and it works for fussy cutting/printing. It’s definitely the perfect design for me!!
It may be early October, but very few leaves on the roof garden trees have begun to change colour and it’s still relatively mild. There are still lots of things for Baxter to keep his eye on out there.