I have two quilts to share today.
The pattern for this quilt was originally a Glorified Nine-Patch and I used these Omnigrid templates:
Double Wedding Ring and the Double Wedding Ring Add-On.
I changed the pattern a lot in that I did not make 9 patches; instead I used a Thimbleberries fabric that was designed to look like crazy quilting.
I took the concept one step farther. I backed all of my centers with tear away interfacing and then I used the decorative stitches on my Viking machine to try to make it look like actual crazy quilting.
I'm not sure if I accomplished what I set out to do, and honestly, it was a lot more work than I thought it would be. But I like the effect and I am glad I attempted it.
I made this quilt in 2009 before I knew better...haha. It also has curved piecing which can be very challenging for me.
The finished quilt measures 46" X 54".
I named it "Doubly Crazy" because it combines the double wedding ring templates with mock crazy quilting. Another reason it was so named is that it drove me double crazy while I was making it.
This quilt was originally called "Debbie's Garden" and it was offered as a $5 BOM at Byrne Sewing Connection.
I purchased it as a kit because the BOM was completed by the time I found this nice shop located in Doylestown, PA.
Unfortunately the kit was incomplete and the shop no longer had the fabric I needed to reproduce the quilt.
I had to redesign the quilt setting using the blocks I made from the kit. I was able to find some of the missing fabric online. I improvised with the rest of the necessary fabric.
Sharyn's Garden was completed in 2011. It measures 70" X 84".
Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching!!!