Last week on my 31st wedding anniversary I decided to purchase paper pieces to make a double wedding ring quilt.  I also bought the acrylic templates for the pieces.  This particular set of pieces is only for the arc units, so I will be appliquéing them onto background fabric.


A screen capture from the web site shows the current price of $35.00 for the paper pieces.  However, they were on sale last week for $26.25, which is why I jumped on the purchase.  I have been looking at double wedding ring quilts for a long time, and the idea of being able to do one with English Paper Piecing really appeals to me.

These are large rings, a bit bigger than 15 inches in size.  I might try something really modern and make all of the pieces with solids. I may vary the color of the background units as well as the arc pieces. One possibility that comes to mind is to do the arcs in warm colors and the background in cool colors.  Something a little more subtle might be to use greens for the arcs and blues for the background.

I’ll probably start by doing six rings to create a piece suitable for a baby quilt, which I can appliqué onto a piece of yardage and bind.

My actual work for this week consisted of binding more hunter green hexagons.  There are quite a few more hexagons in my container now.

 I am linking back to the Monday Morning Star Count at Life Under Quilts.