Last January I listed some challenges I wanted to accomplish in 2021. One of those challenges was to finish this double wedding ring center that I embroidered so many, many years ago. It's my oldest UFQ, at least 25 years.
The old narrow border has been removed, that fabric had actually faded! This center has been hanging over the door into the sewing room forever. I'm tired of it nagging at me so time to get it finished! I've decided I'm going to add a row of blue stars around the center. I've made two morning stars or sawtooth stars or whatever name these stars are called.
I'm using this lovely 'old' white with tiny rosebuds in it as a nod to the pink embroidery in the quilt. I'm not planning to make any pink stars.
There will be a border between the center and the stars but I don't know how wide it will be, math is involved you know. I'll wait until I have a lot more stars made then do the figuring.
Linking to To Do Tuesday, Midweek Makers, Stitch Sew & Show, Wednesday Wait Loss, Put Your Foot Down, Needle & Thread Thursday, Peacock Party, Whoop Whoop Party, TGIFF!, Finished Or Not Friday, Off the Wall Friday, Brag About Your Beauties, UFO Busting
Your embroidered piece is gorgeous--can't wait to see it finished!
I have never seen a double wedding ring embroydered before. This is amazing. Glad you decided to finish this one. Great idea about the new borders with the stars. Happy stitching, Gretchen!
That is beautiful, Gretchen! I think the blue stars sound perfect as a border.
i am finishing a counted cross stitch piece i started when my kids were little, they are 38 & 39 right now!! this is beautiful, i have not done quilting in years, since the boys were little!! my knitting group has started a challenge for the group #summerofwips2021 finish old projects of any kind, projects that have been sitting around forever!!
Way to go, finishing an old piece will make you feel so accomplished! Good luck with your goal and thanks for linking up with To-Do Tuesday!
Your dwr embroidery is amazing Gretchen! I love making it big to see your sweet stitches! Exciting to use that sweet antique looking background too! Happy star making and figuring your inner border ;)
What a beautiful embroidered top, Gretchen. I can not wait to see it with the border added to it. Blue stars sounds fabulous. Happy quilting.
Lovely quilt! A noble goal to finish it. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.
Thanks for reminding me, I have an old quilt from my mil's house when she passed away. The binding was rotten so I cut it off and never finished. Perhaps when I finish the flowers I should tackle it.
Wowey zowey!!! This is going to be so beautiful all finished up!!
Pretty blue stars
Sounds like a good plan to move that old UFO forward! I've never seen an embroidered DWR. How unique.
Just caught up on your posts, Gretchen. I love the Circle in a squares in teal...so pretty, and your wonderful appliqued flowers. Also how wonderful to be giving new life to this piece with all that lovely embroidery. Happy Stitching!
It’s going to be stunning! Love the rosebud background!
Looks like the stars may be too dark for that center. Just a thought.
There are a variety of blues, some dark, some lighter. I'm going to alternate light/dark, I think the darker blocks will look, if not, I'll have to make more light stars.
I am glad you are going to work on it too!!! LOVELY!!!
This is going to be a beauty, and I love the background you chose for the stars! I'm fascinated with embroidery mixed with blocks. I have a Christmas project going right now with that mix, and I'm a little nervous about whether the floss will bleed when washed.
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