|Laying out the blocks.|
I decided that I needed to try making a double wedding ring...improvisationally. One of my main inspirations was this quilt by Emma Hall from Eli Leon's collection. I love the story behind this quilt, which you can read here. It kinda sums up exactly how I feel about quilting.
|Emma Hall, Double Wedding Ring c. 1948|
Although I used a plastic template for the basis of my pattern, I had to do a bit of drafting as well. It was fun!
|Drafting the double wedding ring.|
For the fabric arcs, I used a variety of old denim, tribal batiks, Japanese wovens, and hand-dyed indigo. The middle sections are made of vintage linen and a couple of gorgeous, organic, hand-woven striped fabrics from India, called Khadi which I have been drooling over at my local shop, A Verb for Keeping Warm.
This is how far I've gotten. I have this vision of striped, mitered border, but haven't dreamt up a way to do that yet. Any ideas?
P.S. If you live in the SF Bay Area, I'll be teaching an improvisational quilting class this Sunday! I promise, it will be fun! You could make a whole day of it, by taking the indigo resist dyeing workshop first, and then the quilting class after!