This is, thus far, the longest-term quilting
project I’ve made. It was started in 1989 and finished in 2006 as a gift for DH Bob in thanks for tolerating me through the years of our long marriage. Each piece was individually scissor-cut.
During the 17 years it took to make, there was much time it was put aside as I made other quilts and when life got in the way. When the top was finished, I used it to entice Bob to built the quilt frame of my dreams. As soon as the frame was complete, this quilt was loaded, and a custom quilting design was developed. I call the design ‘daisies and darts’ which perfectly describes our marriage. We are daisy-poor and we both have tempers as sharp as darts. The center of each daisy has a circle within a circle, where I used our wedding rings as the template.
Fabric for this quilt came from my own scrap bag of fabric pieces left from making clothes
for myself and family and from that of my grandmother,
who was my quilting teacher/inspiration. When she saw this Double Wedding Ring pattern, she made several, using her scraps and some of mine. My stash misses getting together with her for trading fabric. She also loved scrappy quilts and the added variety made them even better. I love laying under my quilts and remembering where the fabric originated. Each quilt contains a lifetime of memories.
The quilt was completed with a ‘scallop and point’ knive-edge finish and all the piecing, quilting and finishing were done by hand. It is queen-plus size.