The wedding is over, and it is safe to reveal my Metro Rings Medallion!
This quilt was completed over two weeks ago, but I couldn't completely blog about it in case my sister-in-law saw it on Facebook. I certainly didn't want to ruin the surprise for my nephew! So, I thank all of you who provided the lovely comments on the few pictures I could show, and for being so patient in waiting for this moment. I hope the following pictures don't disappoint.
I designed this double wedding ring medallion in EQ7, adding the Judy Niemeyer inspired star in the center. But not wanting to fuss with the wedding ring templates, I opted for the Quick Curve Ruler (this was just a reason to get my hands on one!). Easy and fast! Plus, the Metro Rings instructions were really well written.
The color scheme was based on the bride's preference for purple, and the groom's for earth tones. Their names and wedding date are embroidered in the center.
While visiting my mom in June, I was lucky to find almost all of the batiks at Bob's Variety, a little store in Sun City West, AZ, that happens to have a great fabric selection amongst a bunch of odds and ends.
The dark brown happens to have a purplish cast to it, and the light mocha is from my stash (which is NOT big in batiks!). As for the background, it's a beautiful batik with a hint of blue and tan. Boy, did I get lucky!
The edge of this quilt has a faux piped edge, which really gives the quilt a beautiful finish. There is a well done tutorial at 52quilts.com on how to add this piping.
And what post wouldn't be complete without a discussion on the quilting?? I love Glide thread, and used it in a burnished gold color that was used throughout, even on the back. Quilting was kept rather simple on the wedding rings themselves, just 1/4" outlining and circles (and no, my circles are not perfect. Got to work on that!). Inside the rings is just a ladder, back and forth, and the main background is my McTavishing style. Here's the back,
and back closeups.
To see the other posts about this quilt, please visit
July Project of the Month (more pictures of the fabric),
and More Metro Rings Progress (making the center star),
Progress, Lots of Progress (closeups of the quilting).
Enjoy and thank you again for being so patient!