No, this is not another insane project of mine. The Pineapple is my insane project and I am not starting another until that piece is done.
A few weeks ago my mom and I went to the DeYoung to see the Amish Abstractions Exhibit, as you might remember. In that exhibit was a Double Wedding Ring quilt. My mom has been working on a DWR for awhile. She is a really good seamstress and the arcs, etc don’t bother her. She is also fearless. She was going to give it to someone and then decided it was too much work for that particular recipient. When I saw the DWR I asked her about hers and we decided that hers might be about the size of the one in the exhibit. She was under the impression that she needed to make 190 arcs or some such crazy number. I asked her to bring the pieces over.
A few days later she brought them over and we laid them out on my living room floor to see the approximate size. I know the photos are not the best, but they were hard to photograph given the angle of my living room. You can kind of see the curves in the way we laid out the pieces.
As you can see from the photo (above) she is using foundation piecing. She is having some challenges:
- She recently gave away all of her scraps in a fit of cleaning. Now I get to cut scraps for her.
- She was having a hard time visualizing the size. She doesn’t have a design wall (or a wall big enough to hang a design wall) so she uses my living room floor as her design wall.
Fortunately, she was able to see the size when she laid it out while having the quilt from the exhibit in her mind. I think she is going to finish the arcs that she has and then start putting it together.