Thursday, July 11, 2013

Easy Double Wedding Ring Challenge

Does anyone remember last year's EZ Dresden Challenge sponsored by Simplicity? It was a contest using Darlene Zimmerman's EZ Dresden template and there were so many cool projects that came out of that contest. This year the New York Modern Quilt Guild is joining with Simplicity, Juki, and Interweave to host a new challenge using the Double Wedding Ring templates.
I have set of Double Wedding Ring templates to give away to get you started with your own project. I have loved double-wedding ring quilts, but been a little intimidated to make one. I'm so excited to start playing with these. You can find these templates on Simplicity.com (here and here) as well as places like JoAnn's and your local quilt shops. There are lots of other stops on this tour with pretty inspiration of projects  already started using them.


July 8th
​NYC MOD​ Quilters – http://nycmetromodquilters.blogspot.com
Interweave – http://quiltingdaily.com
July 10th
Amy Ellis – http://amyscreativeside.com
Faith Jones – Me!
July 11th
Amy Smart – http://www.diaryofaquilter.com
July 13
Jenny Cameron – http://Fiberlosophy.blogspot.com
July 14th
Jane Davidson – http://quiltjane.blogspot.com
July 15th
Joanna Wilczynska – http://shape-moth.blogspot.com
Jackie Kunkel – http://cvquiltworks.blogspot.com
July 18
Pat Sloan – http://blog.patsloan.com
Jessica Alexandrakis – http://lifeunderquilts.blogspot.com
July 19th
Jacquie Gering – http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com
Lee Heinrich – http://www.freshlypieced.com
NYC MOD Quilt Guild Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge
As with last year's challenge there will be different categories to enter (as in you don't have to make a whole quilt - you could even just make one ring!) as well as amazing prizes! To find out all the details, visit the NYMQG Blog. I'm excited to see all the new inspiration this year! If you would like to win one of these sets of templates, just leave a message on this post. I'll pick a winner next Monday, July 15. GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

Winner: JeanneJuly 12, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Winning the templates would be great as I have always wanted to make a double wedding ring quilt.

177 comments:

Cara said...

I've been in love with double wedding ring quilts, but am a quilt novice + have been so intimidated! I think these templates would help me immensely!

sharpie said...

Shoot! What are the odds an early bird will win?! "Ever in my favor," I hope, as I fully intend to make one of these before Dec.!

Laurie said...

I'd love to give these a go!

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

I have a double wedding ring quilt that my (ex)husband's grandmother made us. With these templates I might actually be able to make a pillow cover or something small (total novice here!)

Brenna said...

I'd love to try these - the curves are a bit intimidating!

FarmGalKate said...

I have been wanting a new challenge. Will have to give this a try.

~Diana said...

July 15 is my birthday :) Would be a perfect gift!

barb said...

all of the new to quilting novices should not feel so nervous. i have quilted for over forty years {omg, where did the time go} and i feel nervous about making one, but better late than never lol babscorbitt@gmail

Donna Joy said...

I'd like to try this with all my older fabrics to use them up. Scrappy would be nice. Thanks for templates,

Melissa at My Fabric Relish said...

Ooh, ooooh! Pick me! Thanks for the giveaway! Now minnow I'm off to go check out some wedding ring blocks!

Kelsey said...

Wow this is wonderful! Making a double-wedding quilt in 100% liberty of london is one of my dream quilts to make someday. Templates would be an awesome inspiration to get started. Thanks for the opportunity!

Cecilia said...

I would love to make a double wedding quilt, but they looked very advanced. I would like to give it a try though. Thanks for chance to win the templates.

Robin (noteverstill/noteversewing) said...

I've never attempted this block but it would be so much less scary with the templates!

Abs said...

Double wedding ring quilts are my secret love. I admire everyone I have ever seen but I'm so scared to try one! I never knew there were templates. These look awesome and I would love to try them!

Vernon said...

I've been wanting to try curved pieces. I'm in.

bunbear said...

oh, i would love to win these!
tammy k. in illinois

Magnolia Tea said...

Wow, templates for Double Wedding Ring! Who knew? Those are cool.

Wendy Franczak said...

Awesome! I am totally in. I just need these templates! :) Thank you for posting!

Laura K said...

Ooh I love double wedding ring quilts. My sister in law is getting married soon and I would love to make her one. She has always loved them too. Thank you for the chance to win!

wobblybobbin said...

"Love" and "Intimidating" are exactly the same words I would use to describe my feelings towards this quilt pattern :)

CathyK said...

Oh wow! This would be great for me to use on a quilt for my brother and his bride! Thank you so much for the chance! I am looking forward to this tour!

Funky Kim said...

A double wedding ring quilt is on my quilting bucket list. Imagine getting to check that off the list this year! Woot!

Archie the wonder dog said...

They look as though they'd be wonderful to use - I'd love to try! Thank you!

MBMathis said...

Oooh, ooh, pick me! I've always loved the look of Double Wedding Ring quilts. My mom had a book of them when I was little, and I LOVED going through and looking at all the patterns. I still have yet to make one and it's on my quilting bucket list.

B Greene said...

Now this is a challenge - thanks for the chance to win!

Jane S. said...

These would be very interesting to try! I've never done a double wedding ring before so having templates would take away some of that fear factor for me. :)

Cathy said...

I didn't know there were templates to buy for this design. It's been on my list but like you, I've been feeling too intimidated to get started.

Susanne said...

I have 9 rings done by hand that I made years ago....unfinished. I have always loved the double wedding ring....thanks for the chance.

Kristy said...

This is also a quilt I have wanted to make as well. I have been putting off getting the GO set for this. So winning some templates sounds even better! Thanks for the giveaway. K-

MaeveM said...

I would love to try these templates! I've never made a double wedding ring quilt.

Tammy said...

I would love to give it a try and see if I could create one...I am still a newbie of sorts to quilting so teh templates would help tremendously as I do not own those. Thank you for the chance to enter.

Steven and Ginger said...

I would love to try out the new templates! thanks

Steven and Ginger said...

I would love to try out the new templates! thanks

Isabella Elias said...

I have been very intimidated by the double wedding ring. I tried it long time ago....but did not come out right.
I would love to try these tools. I'll keep my fingers crossed !!!!!
Thanks

Gene Black said...

Yes, please I would love to have a set of those so I can join the challenge!

Elli said...

I'd love to win a set of the templates--they look so nice. Thank you so much.

Lana said...

I have never made a wedding ring quilt...but I think I have practiced enough on other things that now I would maybe be able to DO IT! Pick me!
:)
Very nice giveaway...Thank you!

Mary Walker said...

Thanks for the give away! I'd love to win a set of these!

Becky Butler said...

Ooh I love a challenge!

Quilt Monkey said...

My mom and I made a double wedding ring quilt about 20 years ago for my sister's wedding. I think she had templates at the time, but they are long gone now. I'd love to make another one, but I wouldn't attempt it without templates. Thanks for the chance to win some!!

Sharon said...

What a fun contest! Would love to try the templates

Joyce said...

Would love to try...hopefully not too far above my skill level!

Kate said...

I've always wanted to make a nice, bright double-wedding ring quilt. And I think I could now, with good instructions, a new seam ripper, and much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. (Instead of plain old confusion.)

(knittngirl@gmail.com)

deb F said...

I think all quilters would like to make this quilt or maybe they already have. The curve scares me some. Oh, well lets just get going.
deb

Mara said...

I would love to make something with wedding rings, that was the first quilt I cuddled under when I was little and I love Challenges.

Lisa Marie said...

If ever a quilt intimidated me it's the DWR. Maybe the templates would help!

Gabrielle Robles said...

These look great. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tracey said...

This quilt is on my bucket list of quilts - this is just the push I need to get one started!

Jenny said...

Yes, I want them!! Thanks for the chance.

Harrysmum said...

Cutting and sewing those curves scares me silly, but these templates look like they'd get me over my fears! Hope I win!!

Tamara Oster said...

I would love to try making the double wedding ring ~ I have to admit it has intimidated me for a long time. Thank you for sharing this great opportunity! :-)

allierae said...

This contest looks fun, hopefully I'll win the templates so I can get to work!

Chelsie C said...

I'd love a template to push me to finally get started on one for me!

LauraC said...

I wouldlove to win a set of templates and give this a try.

Cindi said...

I'd love to try out the templates. Looks like a fun contest.

RaspberrySunshine said...

Sounds like fun!

contentncm said...

I might give this a try!
contentncm at yahoo dot com

Aebrimer said...

I would love to try these templates

Aebrimer said...

I would love to try these templates

barbara woods said...

would love to win them and make my own, thanks

Nortiness said...

I love the symmetry of the rings in double wedding ring quilts! but i've never been game to give it a go! Mostly because templates are pricey here!

thanks for the giveaway opportunity! :)

819545a0-663d-11e0-88c0-000bcdcb5194 said...

I'm so intrigued with this method of DWR...and have just the fabric to tempt me. These templates would be wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win them. VermontPines at aol dot com

nobody said...

A double wedding ring quilt is on my list to make someday. If I had the templates it would jump up in line!

sue said...

I have been tempted by the double wedding ring, too. the templates would probably give me a big start and a lot of help.

QuiltLaughLove said...

I'd love to put those templates to work and try my hand at a DWR quilt. And I have just the fabric in mind! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Leila said...

It would be fun to try out! And the rulers look much more user friendly than templates! :)

supersara20 said...

I have the perfect fabrics in mind, just need the templates to start!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the chance to win the templates for a double wedding ring. Would love the challenge.

Rainy said...

I have always wanted to try one of the wedding ring quilts. Templates make it look possibly doable for me. Thanks for a chance to enter.

Janet M said...

I love traditional patterns made 'modern'. I would love to try these templates!

Melzie Belle said...

I would love to win this :)
melzie4boyz@aol.com

Julie Thompson said...

I would love to try this!

Miggsie said...

I'm a total newbie quilter, so I'm a bit intimidated by the double wedding ring, but it might be fun to give it a try, especially if I can startwith judt one ring!

Laurel said...

My grandmother hand pieced double wedding ring quilts for all 20+ grandchildren as wedding gifts. Maybe these rulers would help me machine piece a quilt.

Missy Shay said...

I have a double wedding ring quilt I picked up at a thrift store and I really want to make one myself sometime!

Rachel Booth said...

Wow! I'd love to win - I've always loved these quilts, but like you, have been a little intimidated to make one myself!

Beth Schiedel said...

I would love to try the template and jump right into a project! These look awesome!

Marianne said...

I want to have a go at this! Would love to win! Thanks Amy

Katie said...

My daughter asked me to make her a wedding ring quilt someday. To win these templates would be an inspiration!

S said...

I would love to win!

Spolgar89 at gmail dot com

Lisa Lisa said...

So excited about this challenge! Can't wait to get started!

anorthowife said...

Ooooo!!! I want! I've been trying to psych myself up to make one for so long and this would be just the thing!!!

Rachel said...

I'm terrified to try this one but maybe you're the push I need! Hope I win!

Sonia B said...

I've always wanted to try a double wedding ring. Templates look awesome. Thanks for the chance.

Abigail Cashelle said...

I totally participated last year but then forgot to post my pictures when the time came. I would love to make a double wedding ring quilt if only it was a little easier. :)

Abigail

tabbiegirl said...

I love double wedding ring quilts! I visited a quilt shop while on vacation recently and had these in my hand but didn't get them. Now I wish I did!!!!

Nicole said...

Looks like a fun challenge!

Barbie Mills said...

I love the solid arc idea, that would save a lot of steps, and could add such a different feel to the whole thing.

Kathy said...

I could be inspired to try this. I tried one curve recently and was amazed how simple it was.

cat said...

Thanks for the great inspiration on your blog. I love coming here to look for a new project to get started on.

Karrie Smith said...

I'd LOVE to win! Thanks for the chance!

Tammie B said...

I could try this!

Beverly said...

This is something I have wanted to try, but I'm more than a little afraid.

Carol said...

My parents had a beautiful double wedding ring quilt that I remember playing on as a small child. I loved following the patches around the circles and looking for fabrics that matched. I've always wanted to make one. I just learned curved piecing with the Drunkards Path, and I love to try those Double Wedding Ring templates! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jen Barnard said...

Beautiful and scary all in one quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

Nelly Kelly said...

I love Darlene's tools... And the idea of this challenge! Thanks for the opportunity!

June D said...

The first quilt that really caught my eye was a double wedding ring - I would really like to win these tools so I could make my version of that yellow background with different reds rings. Thank you for putting my name in the hat for the drawing!

Esther F. said...

I have never worked with a template or even the wedding ring pattern. It would be lovely to try both things at once! ;-)
Thank you for the chance to try it out!!!
Esther
esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

*Cornelia* said...

It looks so wonderful, wanted to try it since a long time now. thanks for the give-away

Di said...

Wow! another skill to master... it would be very cool, and just a little bit of quilting street cred to be able to do this. i'd love to try. thank you for the chance to win

leanne said...

I'd love to join in and make some wedding rings - thanks so much for the chance to win the templates :)

Paula said...

I'm really hoping to be able to take part in this challenge so winning these would be a great start. Thanks for the chance to win.

jrwork said...

So...about fifteen years ago I tried a double wedding ring in a class...made three rings and gave up. I've always wanted to make one so maybe all I need are these templates

jrwork said...

So...about fifteen years ago I tried a double wedding ring in a class...made three rings and gave up. I've always wanted to make one so maybe all I need are these templates

Christi said...

I have been wanting to make a double wedding ring quilt for a few years now. That template would make it a lot easier. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Lauren Deel said...

I'm in the same boat - I love these quilts and would love to make one, but I'm not quite sure I'm up to the task. This little tool puts it within reach, though!

Barbara said...

I have made a double wedding ring with paper piecing....would love to try the templates.

Malty Mama said...

Ooo! Pick me, pick me! My grandmother made several DWR quilts and I'm ready to try my hand at it as well.

ozone3 said...

I'd love to try these - been looking at lots of Wedding Ring Quilts at Antique Malls and they look fabulous (& challenging!!).

Thanks for the chance to win!!

J.A. This is our Life... said...

A curved line, what?! I think these quilts are beautiful, but I've subconsciously resigned myself to straight lines out of fear. I'd love some tools to help me particularly in this area. Thanks!

Amanda K said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to try to make one!

Amanda said...

How exciting! I too have always been intimidated. My mother has a beautiful DWR that was a wedding gift from my great grandmother.

brigitgail.com said...

I am really excited to enter this challenge. I usually work with simple modern patterns but I think there are so many possibilities with the double wedding ring! I'm looking forward to the challenge!

Claire said...

I have always wanted o have a go at a double wedding ring, maybe this is just what I need. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennifer said...

I have always wanted to do a double wedding ring quilt. Thanks for the chance to win the templates.

Liz said...

I'd love to win the templates, they're just the push I need to start a DWR!

Natalie said...

I would love to have them templates to help me get started on a double wedding ring quilt that I've been planning to do for some time.

Linda R said...

I would love to win these templates. I have never done one (DWR), and these would give me the push I need.

Tanya Isis Ayala said...

I. Wuld love to win the template for the challlenge im a new quilter and wantbtotry it out

Sandy said...

I would love to make a DWR quilt for my brother who is getting married soon. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

I would love to try something new! Thanks for the info and the chance to win!

Ginny Worden said...

This sounds like an awesome challenge.Double Wedding Ring quilts are something that are so traditional it will be interesting to see the results of this challenge.

michelle b said...

I love these quilts! They look difficult but I love a good challenge!

Donna said...

Love the double wedding ring !! I have been saving my Aunt Grace fabrics to make one "someday". My mother has one on her bed (she's 90 yo) that her mother and grandmother pieced. Thanks for hosting the challenge and offering the giveaway. donnanb@gmail.com

Marie Atkinson said...

I have always loved the double wedding ring pattern and 7 years ago I made my first one with a pattern by Mary Ellen Hopkins. I found out it wasn't near as difficult as I had thought it would be. I would love to win these templates! Thanks

Irelle said...

Just the motivation I need to get started on this challenge. Pick me ! :)

AshleySaxon said...

I've been wanting to make a double wedding ring for so long! I have a set of cheap templates I got but they aren't very precise, would love to try these new ones!

Dani said...

I would love to have my own set of these!

gardenlore said...

a double wedding ring has been on my quilts to make list since i started sewing at 10 years old, but it has always seemed too intimidating. these templates might just be the ticket to getting it started.

Christy said...

I'd love to win the rulers! I've always wanted to make a DWR quilt.

Sarah said...

Ok, if I win these it'll be a sign that it's time to try a DWR. :)

hueisei said...

I love to win the rulers. The DWR quilt is a must to do list for next year project.

The Woolen Cellar said...

I have always wanted to make a Double Wedding Ring quilt. These templates would give me the start I need.

Nono said...

Hmmmm I hope I win...
My sister just got married and I feel like giving this quilt a try!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Catskill Quilter said...

This is one of my favorite patterns, but one I have never dared to try - until now! With the templates, maybe I can do it!

Rebeckah Austin said...

I would like to try!

cozy kitten quilts said...

OHMYGOSH!!! When I saw this I nearly flipped! I have been scouring the internet for Double Wedding Ring patterns, templates, or anything that would help me get started on one! These templates look great! Making this as part of a challenge will be even more motivating and fun! Hope to win the templates and ready to get started! :o)
Kay in Texas

LizzyClips said...

I'm so pumped about this challenge! Can't wait to give it a try!

Andrea said...

Those templates look amazing....how I'd love to play with them!!! for my own Double Wedding Ring quilt!

Teeeeeena said...

Please, Id love the chance to have the DWR template. Thanks.

Bruce Hiener said...

I would love to own a set of these templates! Thank you for the opportunity!

Barb in Mi said...

Yes, I am with you: DWR looks very intimidating! Thanks for a chance!

Bonnie58 said...

I can't wait to try making a double wedding ring quilt. Thanks so much for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw

Jeanne said...

Winning the templates would be great as I have always wanted to make a double wedding ring quilt.

Ann in NC said...

With these templates, maybe a DWR is possible! I like DWR quilts. Will be fun to see the entries!

Jean said...

I love double wedding ring quilts but get a little nervous when see all those curves. Maybe this is the motivation I needed! Thanks for the giveaway.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I really love the Double Wedding Ring design, but I think I don't have enough experience to tackle such a project. With these rulers it looks worth a try.
Thanks for the chance!

Quilter in the Gap said...

In the words of Donkey of Shrek "pick me, pick me!!!" Thanks!

Caitlin T. said...

I've never done a double wedding ring and would love to try! It's such a gorgeous block. Thanks for giving away a template set!

Carin said...

Please include my name. I never made a double weeding ring ... why? Don't know because I love that pattern. With those templates it looks like a piece of cake.

Jacklynn said...

Getting the double wedding ring templates and quilting along with you will tackle one of my quilting fears - curved seams. Thanks for the give away!

Jo said...

I have never made a DWR because of the curves, but maybe this would be a good time to try!

LJ said...

Me, too; I also have been intimated to tackle DWR quilts. I do love the pattern and perhaps this EZ ruler/templates are exactly what I need to shed my fear and 'go for it'!!

allypally said...

I've always wanted to do a DWR!!! Bring on the curves!

Pinspot said...

Ok, the DWR intimidates me. But dresdens did too until I used her ruler!

Jolene said...

Double Wedding Rings are among my favorite quilts. Love to try my hand at one! Thanks for the entry!

Bruce Hiener said...
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Cruz said...

So excited to try this!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I would enjoy a chance to give these templates a try!

Sheetal said...

Following this blog hop is making me get excited about starting a DWR quilt! I love Victoria's!

BC Miller said...

DWR templates and the opportunity to learn a new block. It couldn't be any better.
Thanks.

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Emily said...

What a fun challenge! I'd love to participate!

aeundrw said...

My sister just got engaged and I would love to make her a double wedding ring quilt for her.

Katy Cameron said...

I wow, that sounds like a great challenge to try and find something new and different with those templates :o) Thanks for the chance to win!

Mischelle said...

I love the double wedding ring pattern and would love to win the templates. Thanks for the chance.

Christie said...

I love playing with templates! Can't wait to see some of the creations.

Katelyn said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway!! I have never used a template and have been looking into them. I have also always wanted to make wedding rings! My sister had a vintage quilt passed down to her and I love looking at it!

Margaret said...

I'd love to try my hand at a DWR. I owe my sister a quilt, and I know this would be the perfect pattern for her.

Marisa said...

Definitely outside of my comfort zone-thanks for the opportunity! mmckee at wi dot rr dot com

Vicki H said...

I would love to try making a DWR with these templates. Thanks for the chance.

Marci Girl said...

Don't know if I am too late, but would LOVE to win these templates, they would be so helpful!

Muzikal Mama said...

It would be wonderful to try and make one of these! I have an antique one on my couch right now!

madquilter65 said...

Wow I have been running across this quilt challenge every where. If I won one of these templates I definatly would make at least one ring for the challenge but I really want to make these for my children as the marry. Right now money is so very tight that if I won this I could start one with my scraps. Thanks for the chance!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Hoping to still be able to sneek in the giveaway ;-). I have not made a DWR block so this is perfect to get me to try. Fingers crossed for the templates. Lots of great sponsors! I'm off to Pinterest to get some ideas.

Thank you for a super giveway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Kavita Moza said...

waoooooooo
awesome rings
i wanna ref. this with my frndzzzzzzzzz.................
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DKB said...

Sounds scary, I'd like to give it a try!