low volume quilt, modern double wedding ring quilt
Paper Piecing, Patchwork, Work in progress

Quilt in Progress: Modern Rings

low volume quilt, modern double wedding ring quilt

I am finally getting back to finishing this quilt! I started quilting it in early June, only to have my Sashiko machine malfunction. Now, I am unpicking what I did with the Sashiko machine and starting over with my regular sewing machine. This quilt was pieced by my mom, based on a design I created which is also a variation on my original Modern Wedding Ring quilt. You can see the full top of this quilt Here. There will be  pattern coming to my shop also.

low volume quilt, modern double wedding ring quilt

How does one decide on a quilting design? For me, it usually comes down to which direction to sew straight lines because my free motion quilting skills are sadly inadequate. I do really like straight line quilting, so that is good.  My problem is that I often get over-excited and over-ambitious and embark on quilting that I have a hard time finishing.

For this project, I resisted the urge to do anything fancy and went with sewing a presser-foot-width away from the square seam lines in both directions. I know I am going to love how it turns out, and it is fun to quilt: you can’t help but smile as those quirky scraps pass under the needle.

low volume quilt, modern double wedding ring quilt

I am really close! Last night I did the vertical lines and today I started the horizontal lines. Eventually the quilt will be covered in a 2 1/2″ grid of quilting. I am hoping to complete the quilting this week and machine sew the binding. Next week I get the treat of spending time visiting my mom and sister, so we can hand stitch the binding and get some great pictures around Seattle.

side note: I am using a light gray aurifil thread for the quilting, I don’t use a walking foot, just release the presser foot pressure to #5.

Happy Work in Progress day,

Sharon

Linking up with Lee for WIP wednesday

5 thoughts on “Quilt in Progress: Modern Rings

  1. Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl says:

    The quilting looks great; I like how it offsets the circles created by the pattern. I really love straight line quilting. 🙂

  2. Pam says:

    Have fun in Seattle!

  3. Leeanne says:

    looks lovely! straight lines work perfect! free motion quilting takes some practice.

  4. Sharon G says:

    I’m excited to see this finished!

  5. Vera says:

    That looks really great! Love the colors and concept.

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