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double sided double wedding ring quilt - is this possible???????

Good evening everyone
Once again I present a dilemma: I have ordered (and received) several fabrics that I had intended for a double wedding ring quilt. I would like to use (try for the first time!) the inklingo method. Only now that the fabrics have arrived, I can't choose!!!
Let me explain; I ordered a set of fabrics from the Lakehouse drygoods Teatime collection and I love them. But then I saw and fell in love with the shade cascade fabrics and I have ordered the fucsia shade. I figured I want to use a cream kona cotton for the background, which goes well with both color series. So now what do I do??? I really love both series. So, this afternoon, while trying to survive the heat here in Spain, I had a brainwave; could I make two DWR's, one in each color way, and use one as the backing of the other, thus making a reversible quilt, or is this like way out there?
What do all you experts think?
Claudia
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claudia
Noooooo, Claudia. Don't do that. It would be rather like cutting up the Mona Lisa to line the kitchen cabinets. Don't hide it, flaunt it! Polly
"amy in CNY" i'd make two. just to have them!
Claudia wrote, in part> So, this afternoon, while trying to survive the heat here in Spain, I had a brainwave; could I make two DWR's, one in each color way, and use one as the backing of the other, thus making a reversible quilt, or is this like way out there?
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Polly Esther
Claudia,
You don't want to go there. Really, getting the two to line up exactly would drive anyone around the bend. The 'back' quilt would probably be off kilter and then the quilting would show up strangely on the back. I had such trouble when layering a 'double sided and oddly shaped small WH.
Make two quilt tops, choose your favorite, and send the other to me. PAT in Virginia
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Pat in Virginia
Thank you, Pat. In these trying days of Change, there are only a few things I can depend on and you make me smile. You are good, Really really good. Polly
"Pat in Virginia"
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Polly Esther
Howdy!
Go for it! Make the 2 quilt tops as close to the same size as possible. Find the center of each, put a pin in it & line it up over each side of the batting. Quilt in an all-over pattern, not in the ditch, but maybe in a grid or in large circles or diamonds (wedding ring, see?); this way you won't have to worry about them being exactly matched on either side. Sounds like a pretty, special project. Let us see how it turns out.
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Heat in Spain? Ha! It was 103*F ( 39*C ) in n.Tx. today.
R/Sandy- handquilting & paying homage to the gods of air conditioning
On 7/9/09 1:59 PM, in article
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Sandy E
Got you beat there Sandy; it was 43=BAC in Madrid yesterday afternoon when I went in for my shoulder MRI.
I'll keep pondering this!
Claudia
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Claudia
Well, could be done (although I'm not familiar with inklingo). But it seems like it would require a precision in construction that most people would find a PITA. Wedding rings are often quilted around the rings, sometimes outlining each ring segment. So if you wanted that sort of quilting, you'd make yourself crazy getting it all to line up. Make 2, they're fun. And that way you could try different quilting designs. Roberta in D
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Roberta
I think attempting the double sidded quilt would be a bad case of:
"Double, double toil and trouble Un-pick and ^£*& often"
I couldn't resist the mis-quote.
Karen
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