Well, the day has come. Here is my final entry into the NYC Mod Quilt Guild’s DWR Challenge. I have mixed feelings about this. I enjoyed making my single ring entry, Which Way Do I go to Tie the Knot? I LOVED making my Modern entry, I Promise You… the Moon, the Stars, the Sun. Today, I am posting the final in my DWR entries… a Golden Wedding Ring runner.
I have REALLY enjoyed this Challenge. I have begged friends and colleagues to join, hosted a support group (as in “Hi, my name is Jennifer and I love the DWR!”), stalked the NYC Mod Quilt Guild’s website to see the new entries and used techniques, templates, and patterns I have never tried before.
Here are a few small photos of my final entry (my work in progress). I used the Golden Wedding Ring templates I got at Nancy’s Notions. They are the Darlene Zimmerman EZ Quilting templates. I did modify them slightly (the arc part) so I could paper piece them. Overall, though I think it worked out well.
Here is one of my musings as I tried a different was to connect 4 rings: I went with a table or bed runner layout (depending on what the couple I am giving it to want to do with it):I was inspired by a photo I saw of the Golden Wedding Ring quilt online. It was advertized on eBay as being circa 1940. What could be more traditional than a roughly 70+ year old pattern?So, to round out my trifecta of DWR here is my final entry:In my neighbor’s dining room. I couldn’t do this at my house as my sewing machine LIVES on my table…
Thank you for coming and taking a peek. What a fun experience this has been. I hope they do this again… I am crossing my fingers for a NY Beauty challenge next year!!