Metro Rings or Double Wedding Ring Quilt

Thursday, October 2, 2014

I finally got around to putting together a Metro Rings/Double Wedding Ring Quilt. I've been wanting to make a double wedding ring quilt for so long now and none of the traditional patterns I've started have ever gone together easily and I've given up. The frustration of the traditional double wedding ring quilt reminded me of trying to sew clothes from patterns, which is something I hate to do. But this pattern called "Metro Rings" by Sew Kind of Wonderful goes together so easily and was fun to piece. It does require her special Quick Curve Ruler.
My apologies for the color quality in these two pictures. My backyard seems very dark this morning. It must be the fall weather!! But I am NOT complaining in the slightest bit. I love, love the fall. It's my favorite time of the year!!
These are all scraps I had left over from another quilt I recently pieced. I had a bunch of 5 inch strips and a bit of yardage left of a lot of Kate Spain prints. They've been sitting in a box near my ironing station for a month or so now and I challenged myself to use them up. My original plan was to use a jelly roll of some 1930s prints for this pattern and I'm glad I tried something a little more bright and modern. All the 5 inch strips I had left are in this quilt and I have maybe five or six pieces of yardage left. My friends came together with me on Facebook and helped in the decision of the fabric choice for triangles. Most votes were for all orange or all purple, but my husband's cousin suggested this setting and I went with it.

And the binding.
The two pictures above are the truest in color. The quilt is close to 86 x 67 inches and I completed the cutting and sewing in about three days. It hasn't been pressed yet -- I'm in no hurry for that task! I'm enjoying piecing right now and trying to clear some fabric out of the over-stuffed closet.
If you are interested in this pattern, hop on over to Sew Kind of Wonderful and get yourself a Quick Curve Ruler and her pattern, "Metro Rings."

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