I found this very large hand pieced antique double wedding ring quilt top at a garage sale two or more years ago. I’ve been hand quilting it on and off for a while now (…like several years). This weekend, I finally finished the quilting! In the picture above, I am unrolling the quilt out of the frame and removing the large thumb tacks from the 2″x 12′ board I used.
This is what the quilt looked like as I was putting the finishing touches on it and before it was taken out of the frame.
I make my own binding using 2.75″ strips of fabric sewn together, folded, and ironed in half. This is the first quilt with scalloped edges I’ve worked with, so I took my time sewing the binding onto the quilt. This is, also, the largest quilt I have ever hand quilted. I will tack the binding onto the back of the quilt by hand. Then, I will wash it to remove the washable marker I used for placing the quilting design.
I can’t wait to deliver the quilt to my friend who has been waiting patiently for it to be finished!