July 18th, 2013
The NYC Mod Quilters have teamed up with EZ Quilting/Simplicity, Juki and Interweave for the Double Wedding Ring Challenge using the Darlene Zimmerman EZ Quilting/Simplicity Double Wedding Ring rulers.
Remember the Dresden Challenge the SLMQD did with Darlene’s Dresden ruler? This is the same type of challenge and it is open to everyone who wants to participate. If a challenge isn’t fun enough, there’s a cavalcade of prizes and multiple categories to enter in.
You can read all about the challenge here.
The rulers can be purchased from participating retailers or you can purchase them directly from Simplicity here (and the optional solid arc here) or from Darlene here (and the optional solid arc here.). There’s a complete Dresden set plus the single arc ruler if you don’t want to make a pieced arc (like I did).
This is the first time I made a double wedding ring quilt (well, mutant coaster quilt), and I found this tutorial on the Simplicity website helpful. I was putzing around trying to learn how to use these tools, and hopefully trigger an idea to make something unconventional and new with them. While I was playing with the rulers, I discovered a 10″ Moda layer cake is perfect for two single arcs and two connector squares. PERFECT! I dove into my Moda’s Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie and Camille stash and set out to make a mutant drink coaster. Four 10″ fabrics + background fabric = one ring.
DWR Challenge Kick-off Blog Hop:
July 8: NYC Mod Quilters & Interweave
July 9: Emily Bailey & Shelly Pagliai
July 10: Amy Ellis & Faith Jones
July 11: Amy Smart
July 12: Dan Rouse & Elisa Albury
July 13: Jenny Cameron
July 14: Jane Davidson
July 15: Joanna Wilczynska & Jackie Kunkel
July 16: Kathy Doughty & Juki
July 17: Lisa Mason & Flaun Cline
July 18: Pat Sloan & Jessica Alexandrakis
July 19: Jacquie Gering, Lee Heinrich & Monica Solorio-Snow
For a chance to win a set a tools, leave a comment and I’ll have random.org draw a number on Tuesday, July 23rd around noon-ish PST. If you want, you can comment what sounds more fun: a pieced arc or a single unit arc.
Edited in: The giveaway has now ended, and using random.org for comments 1-156, the winner is #94 by BrendaLou. Congrats, BrendaLou!!