Family Quilts — Orange Double Wedding Ring

This is another double wedding ring quilt for my family quilts series. That makes three double wedding rings — the red one, the white one, and this one. If I had to date these, I would say the red one is the oldest, then the white one, and then this one looks like the newest. The fabrics in this one just don’t look as old to me.

Great Grandma's Quilt -- Orange Double Wedding Ring

This is another quilt from my Great Grandma Roloff (I promise there will be quilts from other people in this series eventually!) that was hand pieced and hand quilted. The background is a very vibrant orange. Interesting choice. While the white one used alternating colors for each quarter of a ring (at least for the middle of the quilt), this quilt uses random fabrics *except* where the rings meet, which is similar to how the red one was constructed. Here, she has used purple and yellow four patches. For the red one it was yellow and green four patches. I find it fascinating to compare the different effects that you get in these three quilts between the different background colors and the different patterns or lack thereof in the rings themselves. I hope it’s an interesting study for you as well!

Great Grandma's Quilt -- Orange Double Wedding Ring

This quilt has the traditional scalloped edge and an orange binding to match the background.

Great Grandma's Quilt -- Orange Double Wedding Ring

This one has the most complex quilting within the rings themselves. I really dig this pattern. This is really making me want to learn how to quilt by hand, because these kinds of patterns with the concentric circles are too tedious to try to achieve by machine (in my opinion, at any rate). But they are so lovely.

Great Grandma's Quilt -- Orange Double Wedding Ring

And a shot of the quilting on the solid white back.

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