Single Girl Quilt pattern as I am? I just love the simplicity of the shapes in this pattern; but, it has a lot of hand cutting and template work - yuck! It's such a fresh approach to the Double Wedding Ring basic form though and I love that!
Ever since I got my Accuquilt Go! cutter I am constantly thinking about how I can modify patterns to use my die cutter.
I won the double wedding ring Go! dies in SewCalGal's give-away and started to think about how I could use the dies to simplify the process of creating the single ring. After playing a bit I realized that each quarter arch was just a quarter of the outer arches of the double wedding ring!
So I pulled out my die and used three of the pieced ring shapes to create a quarter ring. I loved how the little dog ears made piecing the arch so easy! This was much easier than cutting all those templates out and cutting this by hand.
Note: Next time I would add more on to give me more squaring up allowance. Meaning I would simply add more to the outer flat edges not to the rounded parts.
I'm not sure, but, I think if you had the Drunkard's Path die set you might be able to use that instead of cutting these parts by hand. As I don't have this die I couldn't test it sorry!
I had a lot of fun this afternoon working out this pattern and making it fit the dies. I'm not going to finish this quilt (in these colours at least); but, I may consider piecing one out of scraps. I think that would be very pretty!
So what do you think? Good idea? Would you make one like this? Feel free to leave me a comment - I love to hear from you all!
In other news Pleasant Home is having a great give-away of and Accuquilt Baby Go! So hop on over and enter!
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