This was my very first quilt. While going through my mother-in-laws things in her room at my house after she passed away in October 2008, I found the beginnings of a double wedding ring quilt. She had made one for all of her kids, nieces, and nephews except for Phillip. She wanted us all to have one of her quilts. I could not stand the fact that she was unable to finish his, so I decided that I would take on this project.
I had one that she had made me, so I laid it out on the bed to see what pieces went where. I could not find any instructions as she did everything in her head. I used her homemade pattern pieces and began.
There were many days that I thought I had bitten off more than I could chew. I had never sewn before, but always wanted to (lack of time - work, family, activities, church kept me from it). Well, here goes whatever it takes to make this quilt. I'm not much, but I'm not a quitter. I stopped and started many times on this project before I finally finished it.I did not do the quilting part. I had that done, but was so fascinated by it all I bought me an old machine quilting frame and machine off of craigslist to play with. I have not done much with it yet, but I am learning.
I was pleased with the results from all the hard work that I had put into it. Now I am hooked on piecing quilts and hopefully soon quilting them as well.