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Frederick, Maryland USA

I love designing and making quilts, especially folk and story quilts. All my patterns are easy to follow with step by step directions and photos. Every pattern begins with a quilt created and sewn on ...

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Kelsey's Wedding Ring Quilt Pattern

from Maryland Quilter
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Kelsey's Wedding Ring Quilt Pattern
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Kelsey's Wedding Ring Quilt Pattern Kelsey's Wedding Ring Detail
Kelsey's Wedding Ring Quilt Pattern Kelsey's Wedding Ring Finished Quilt

Pattern Description:

I designed this wedding quilt for my niece, Kelsey. She is a modern woman who appreciates tradition, and this modern version of a wedding ring quilt updates the old traditional pattern with new contemporary style. It keeps the heart of the pattern, the idea of two lives joining represented by rings surrounding each other creating new rings, but the pattern is adapted for modern times.

Instead of hundreds of small pieces sewn to make the rings, each of the 12 ovals in the center panel are cut from a whole piece of fabric. These rings are sewn (appliqued) to the center background of the quilt. The appliques are sewn with the fabric edges raw, exposed. They are designed to fray to the stitches, giving a textured, unaffected look to the quilt. The appliques and the quilting are done at the same time. The borders are assembled and quilted individually before being attached to the quilt.

Every step in this quilt was planned to create the most beautiful quilt possible in the most efficient way possible.

Project Specifications:

Skill level: advanced beginner to intermediate
Approximate time to complete: 20-50 hours
Techniques used: frayed- edge applique, double-edged binding
Completed size of quilt: approximately 96x98 inches (245cmx250cm), large queen size.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • approximately 96x98 inches (245cmx250cm), large queen size


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You Will Also Need:

  • 4 yards (3.7m) black fabric for center panel back
  • 1 piece at least 87x74inch (222cmx188cm) cotton batting
  • Warm and Natural (or any batting that allows 10 inch (25cm) needle spacing)
  • 3 yards (2.74m) dark border fabric for front of quilt
  • 3 yards (2.74m) border fabric for back of quilt
  • 2 pieces batting for wide borders, 102x15.5 inches (259cmx41cm)
  • 2 pieces batting for narrow borders, 102x6.5 inches (259cmx16.5cm)
  • 1 3/4 yards (160cm) print for ovals - I used Michael Miller's "Mr. and Mrs." Wedding print 1 yard (91cm) print for 4 ovals complementing the central oval fabric
  • 2 3/4 yards (251cm) white flannel for background ovals
  • 3 yards (2.74m) print fabric for narrow cover border and binding

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