Double Wedding Ring Quilts by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, hot off the press and out this month. I have seen double wedding ring quilts and appreciated their beauty, but thought them fiendishly difficult. Victoria encourages us to not worry about making mistakes and to use them to learn from and even turn a mistake into a design feature! With her thoroughly modern approach and improv style, turns a very traditional quilt style into 10 breathtakingly modern beauties.This quilt was Victoria’s starting point using Center City fabrics from Jay McCarroll. She used AccuQuilt wedding ring die cutters and a mistake quilt top, turning it into a master piece.
Bright Lights, Big City above, is large-scale scrappyness – perfect if you have lots of left overs from previous quilts. Each section is well explained and with lots if diagrams, photos and suggestions to move the designs on further.
I love the way this book takes such a traditional pattern, breaks it down and reinvents it with a modern twist – so many ideas on how to change the design, mixing up fabrics or even those quilt tops folded gently to one side as they some how fall short of our creative desires when making them. I think my favorite quilt if all is Luminous Views made in solids, its big, bold and very modern take and beautiful. This book really does inspire you to create and push your creative boundaries. So if you’d like a little nudge, want to try circles or just have a beautiful book to gaze at this is for you.