The Bride's Quilt

Did you know that once upon a time, a bride was expected to have 13 quilts in her trousseau?  (Or, for that matter, that she was expected to have a "trousseau"?)  Twelve quilts were to use, and one was for very special occasions. You can read more here. And one of the most treasured was, of course, The Double Wedding Ring.

I've been trying to find a way to "modernize" this very old, traditional block.  First, there are only pieced arcs on two sides.  Then the center is split into 4 quarters.  Next I made the corner triangles all one piece.  And finally . . . . color!  (Of course!) 

Here's the result:

I do have templates for this pattern, but am finding that printed patterns from EQ7 are working out much better.  Be warned, this block is not for the faint of heart.  There are all sorts of curves in there, and they must match perfectly for the whole thing to work.  Mine is still a work in progress, and it's definitely up in the air as to whether it will become one of "my" blocks, or go out to the curb next trash day.

Make Stuff.  Be Happy.

- Maggie


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