Saturday, September 6, 2008

Halilujah! Halilujah! Halilujah!

Halilujah! Halilujah! Halilujah! It is finished! I sure have took my time on this Double Wedding Ring. First off, I couldn't figure how I was going to quilt it. Alma let that decision to me. I wanted to stitch in the ditch and embroider a design in the middle of the rings. I was so afraid to do it on my regular machine because I was afraid of getting wrinkles in the backing. I can't do stitch in the ditch on my quilt frame. I don't think I will ever do that cause it is hard to do it on a regular machine for me by moving the quilt much less moving the machine with the frame. I have never put binding on a Double Wedding Ring before, therefore I was concerned about that. I cut the binding on this 2 1/8" and sewed it on with 1/4" seam. Could have cut it 2 inches and sewn with a scant quarter inch but I chose the other cause I am not good and scant quarter inch seems, although my new machine has a foot that will allow me to do that. I was afraid to go smaller but that is what I will do next one if I ever do another. It took some long hours sewing the back of the binding by hand. It is a long way around this quilt. I like challenges. I still can't figure why these girls turn me loose on their quilts.


Michelle said...

Your quilt is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

Kristie said...

Very Beautiful!!! As always another beautiful job! I'm sure Alma will be VERY pleased!!!!

Amelia said...

You have every right to be proud of yourself with these accomplishments.

I agree - Hallelujah - this project is now history.

Have a great week.

Gizmo said...

It still looks gorgeous!
I have left you an award on my blog

Judy said...

It's beautiful! I love the DWR but would never make one myself.

Diane said...

I enlarged the picture. The machine quilting came out beautiful. I love this pattern, but still have my top unfinished since the 80's.