Saturday, February 18, 2012

A quilt for me...

Good morning and thank you for letting me be part of this blog.
I turned 50 last year February and have always wanted to make a double wedding ring just for me.

The fabrics I am going to use are 1930's and I have them all collected, I would like to get started soon and am wondering if I should hand piece or machine piece?

What do you think, I am also wondering on the back ground fabric, will I use quilters muslin cream or white or even one of the 1930's plain colours like the yellow, green or blue?

I might have to make a few arcs and place it in different back ground fabrics to see what I like.

Happy sunday


  1. Wish I could suggest hand or machine, but I've never done a DWR. Maybe google it and see what others have done. Your idea to make a few arcs and audition on different backgrounds is a good idea. Look forward to hearing how and what you decide.

  2. Perhaps after you do a few arcs you will know whether to do machine or hand? I don't know what to suggest having never made one. Good luck - look forward to seeing your progress.

  3. My dwr is not finished (of course!), but I hand pieced it, and I really enjoyed doing that. I know, for me, it would have been really daunting to machine piece it and try and match all those sections coming together. I'm much more accurate with hand piecing. But that's just me! lol

    I love 30's should look great! Yay!

  4. Oh....that is on my bucket list! Just when I think I know what I want to do I hear another good idea.

    I think cream or white depends on the prints you choose. It is going to be so pretty.

  5. What a perfect Jubilee quilt! I've never made one, but I'm sure whatever choices you make will be awesome!!

  6. i would love to make a dwr quilt someday but since you are doing one i'll live vicariously through you for now~!
    lots of choices and i think One Minnesota Quilter has a good idea: try doing a bit of both (hand and machine sewing) and see what makes you happiest.
    as for the colors i agree you should lay a few arcs out on top of some of your favorite options and see what you like best. if you do this i'd love to see the try-outs. i find the color study posts to be so interesting and informative.
    thanks for sharing.


  7. There are so many color variations of that pattern, it would be hard for me to decide also! I really look forward to seeing what you choose. I'd just say "ditto" to Judy and Libby's comments for now! If you have some of it cut out at least you can get started on the arcs! Those are for sure! : ) Hoping to see the "try-outs" as well, for the backgrounds!