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Color Splash DWR (Double Wedding Ring) Quilt is Finished!

The first time I remember ever seeing a Double Wedding Ring quilt was about 20 years ago.  
I had finally came to a place in my life where I could afford to get a new bedspread for my bed.  I had never spent the money to buy a bedspread! I was always too poor.

When I went to the department store I found this lovely wedding ring quilt! It was on sale but I think I paid almost $200 dollars for it! That was a big purchase for me. That quilt is still in the family, though it was a quilt from the department store I loved it just the same.

Last year I started thinking about that quilt. I thought I would like to make a double wedding ring but I didn't want it to have a bunch of flower fabric in it as in the one I bought. I also wanted the rings to be bigger. I am a trained drafter and I have always created my own patterns for all my assorted hobbies! So I went to work drafting rings in the AutoCAD program I use.  I really had no idea how the original wedding ring patterns were created but I…

Road to California Quilt Show

I live in California, Bakersfield to be exact!
Last week was the Road to California Quilt show in Ontario, Ca. My friend and I decided to go last Friday.  I wasn't feeling great that day so I asked my husband to go along and drive us down to Ontario.  He is such a good sport.  He carried around my purple backpack for me and talked to all the longarm reps about their machines.

He even told me to get a new machine because I said I liked the way the APQS machine stitched! Crazy guy! I was tempted but I am a little more practical.  I have been trying to plan for retirement so I don't go too crazy on my spending.  I will be 51 in a few days but I only want to work until 60 if I can.

I thought I would post some pictures of the quilts from the quilt show.

I loved this butterfly quilt! I didn't catch the names of all the makers so forgive me if I don't post them. 

Here is my husband admiring one of the quilts!  The show got an interview from him to see why he was there! He kind of …

Color Splash DWR - Ring in the new year!

Can you believe it is 2015!  
Time seems to go by so fast!  I started off the new year with a cold! Everyone in my office was sick. I think it started with the guy that insisted on coming in when he had the flu! We listened to him cough and blow his nose for weeks! Ugh!

So what have you been working on this year?  I am still working on my DWR quilt, Color Splash. It is on the quilting frame right now. I think I can finish it this weekend, at least I am hoping I will.
I have double batting in this quilt. The first layer is Bamboo (love!!) and the second is wool.  I wanted the quilting to stand out which is the reason I added the wool.

It took 30 minutes to quilt each center and there are 9 of them. I am going to revise the quilting pattern so that it stitches faster for any future projects.

This is a picture of the quilt before I started quilting it.  I am working on the pattern and I should have it available for purchase soon.  Writing instructions is not an easy task!

The first center I q…