My hand quilted Double Wedding ring.

So in my last post you would have seen the dresses I made for a very special wedding. Well now let me show you the gift I gave the bride and groom. It is a hand quilted double wedding ring.

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You can buy the pattern here. The quilt is made from fabrics chosen by the women of both sides of the family, making rings that represent both the bride and the groom, both family rings interlocking. Cute huh?

Naturally the quilt was quality tested by my supervisor Buddy the cat.

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This quilt was a Quilt as you go pattern. I didn’t use a hoop, and struggled with finding a comfortable thimble
Hence my new callous on my finger

 

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The back of the quilt is pretty as well.

 

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So there you have it- I ADORED making this quilt, it was a labor of love from start to finish!

 

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I am alive and well- and have been sewing like mad!

So honestly- What on earth happens to time?! I blink and months have past! Crikey!!
Wow I have so much to show you!! First and foremost- I have the absolute pleasure of sharing the news that I have two new sisters!! Two of my little brothers have gotten married since  I last posted. There really is nothing quite like beautiful weddings- especially when you adore those that are getting married.
And guess what!! I made the flower girls dresses!! And they turned out pretty ok!
Here is my Miss K in her dress. photo.php

kandrNot bad hey!?

Lets ignore the fact that I had previously unpicked a dress so much I had to throw it away and start again shall we? 😉

I had a love-hate relationship with these dresses, I had trouble deciphering some of the pattern and ended up ‘winging it’ a few times. And for the life of me I couldn’t get my ruffles and hem lines completely straight. Argh!! I also made a few changes to the dresses, they are sash-less, and on both of the dresses the sizing measurements were cut across a few sizes as it was fairly generous. The pattern is B4967 Butterick.
I have not used many Butterick patterns, and I found the dresses challenging, it is more from my lack of experience working with slippery and fine fabrics and my inability to understand some sewing terminology. But I still love the end results.

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