2019 AQS Paducah Sewalong
Double Wedding Ring Sampler
104″ x 104″
70″ x 70″ (see details at the bottom of this post)
Join us for our latest sewalong, the Double Wedding Ring Sampler or Spring 2019 Colorway. In celebration of our 35th anniversary, we are going all out for our Spring Paducah sewalong. As we get ready for the QuiltWeek Show & Contest here in Paducah, we will be marking the days with charming 6″ quilt blocks. Use them any way you like, in any setting you can imagine, or create this once-in-a-lifetime quilt for the ultimate quilting experience.
Each day a new block pattern will be released, for a total of 36 blocks. Check back each day to get the next block.
Want to make your quilt just like ours? Click the links for the fabric or purchase one of our custom fabric bundles, one is with the all the fabrics, the other is without the background fabric.
As a special bonus, AQS Members can get a quilt pattern designed from that day’s block for all 36 days. That’s 36 quilts! Visit the AQS Member area to learn more.
Thank you for joining us in this adventure. Be sure to share your progress, questions, and ideas with us in the AQS Project Parade Facebook Group. We do a monthly Show & Tell and want to be sure you’re included!
(If Foundation Paper Piecing the Rings you may wish to purchase additional yardage for each of the colored fabrics)
(DP) Dark Purple Shadow Play – 1 1/4 yards
(P) Purple Shadow Play – 2 yards
(LP)Light Purple Shadow Play – 2 yards
(DY) Dark Yellow Shadow Play – 1 3/4 yards
(Y) Yellow Shadow Play – 2 yards
(LY) Light Yellow Shadow Play – 1 1/4 yards
Shadow Play Ivory Background – 9 1/2 yards
Bias Binding – 1 yard
Don’t need background fabric, get just the colored fabrics – click here.
36 Sampler Blocks
6″ x 6″ finished block size
Click the blocks below to access the block pattern. A new block is posted each day by 9 a.m. Central.
We offer two options for sewing the Double Wedding Ring setting for this sampler. Choose between template piecing or foundation paper piecing for the rings.
The center is constructed of frames sewn to the sampler block, then cut using the center template so every block fits perfectly, despite any unique characteristics.
For the rings using templates, cut:
Dark Purple: Template F – 168
Purple: Templates E1 & E2 – 168 each
Light Purple: Templates D1 & D2 – 168 each
Dark Yellow: Templates C1 & C2 – 168 each
Yellow: Templates B1 & B2 – 168 each
Light Yellow: Template A – 168
Melon Template – 84
(72) 4 1/2″ x 7″ rectangles
(72) 4 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ rectangles
Follow the diagrams below to sew the Ring Units.
Large Ring Unit
Small Ring Unit
Sew a small ring unit to one side of the background melon piece.
Sew a large ring unit to the other side of the background melon piece.
Make 84 melons.
Sew a background 4 1/2″ x 7″ rectangle to each side of a completed 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ Sampler block. Trim the rectangles to match the block.
Sew a background 4 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ rectangle to the top and bottom of the block with side frames.
Trace the center template onto freezer paper and adhere the freezer paper to the back of the framed block. This gives you a chance to make sure the block is centered in the template before cutting. Leave the freezer paper in place and do not cut out the shape until you’re ready to sew the center to the melons.
Make 36 centers.
Love the blocks, but want to try a fast, beginner-friendly setting?
Check out the 70″ x 70″ Spring 2019 Sampler Colorway! Frames on the blocks let you size each block without compromising points. Get the full instructions by clicking here.
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