Show 2002 - Look Out! Double Rings and Curves Ahead

Featuring: Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Posts On: January 15, 2017


Victoria Findlay Wolfe is back to unlock the secrets of the Double Wedding Ring block. By exploring the design in over sixty quilts to date, she has figured out tips for successful stitching that she is passing on to you. But why stop there? With free-form cutting, she is taking this traditional block for a spin on the wild and wonderful Modern side. Then, step inside a Gee's Bend classroom to see what really takes place when these creative women get together. Buckle your seat belts for a wild and wonderful show!

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Victoria Findlay Wolfe

From Chapter One:

Victoria is back, after visiting in Show 1404: Jumpstart Your Creativity with 15 Minutes of Daily "Play". Alex and Ricky find out what she's been up to, including riding her Harley and writing a book. They also talk about Double Wedding Ring quilts. Victoria says that they are not difficult, but patience builders. Victoria loves to help quilters conquer this fear with successful piecing.

From Chapter Two:

Victoria shows how easy it can be to cut free-form curves. Then it is on to sewing the two units together, with the result being a block that lays nice and flat. It’s all about hand placement, not pulling the fabric too much, and letting the feed dogs do the work.

From Chapter Three:

Learn how you can sew the Double Wedding Ring with just three pins. Victoria says that once you have the process down, you can move onto variations on a theme. TQS looks at a number of variations that focus on a particular element that allows you to create a whole new design.

From Chapter Four:

TQS visits a Gee's Bend class to see what the experience is like for the instructors and students.

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#22 LadyRags 2017-06-21 12:24
I have decided I need to LEARN TO PLAY more... looks like fun to me!
#21 Cindy Reynolds 2017-01-29 20:34
Double wedding ring was my mothers favorite quilt pattern. She did not live long enough to see how easy it could be with your method. I am going to make one in here memory. Thanks for all the wonderful information and techniques! I love the red and white one!
#20 Mary C 2017-01-26 11:17
Cannot wait to try some improvisational curves. I think this will be a fun experiment and give me one more tool in my quilting toolbox. Thanks for the video! maryc76904 at yahoo dot com
#19 Priscilla 2017-01-26 08:58
The very next time I started to piece after watching Curves Ahead I had to "ease" in a seam (I hate to admit it) and I heard your voice saying "we aren't sewing in a sleeve; it should lay flat". So I'm making more of an effort to be more precise in my quarter inch seams and to trim my blocks before sewing them together. I hate trimming blocks but it is worth it I see now. Thank you!
#18 Wendy K. 2017-01-25 11:03
I loved seeing how to piece the curves of the double wedding ring. But I was blown away by the modern look you give it with the scraps added in and the solids! The quilts are amazing and yet you make it look like it's something I might be able to achieve with your attitude of playing and trusting yourself to jump in and SEW! Wow! The whole show was inspiring!
#17 Kathleen Bond 2017-01-24 14:43
I really like scrap quilts. I learned that one new fabric or color can bring all of the confusion together. I want to make another double wedding ring using Victoria's templates and her ideas. Great segment!
#16 Evy-Ann Strand 2017-01-24 13:13
I really love to learn from Ms.Victoria to stop being afraid to cut into allready made fabric or blocks and create something new if what you intended do not work out as you hoped. Also that curved piecing is not that hard if you know how to pin it as Ms. Victoria shows us.
#15 Frances McGuire 2017-01-24 06:27
Ideas flow. Thinking possibilities
#14 Frances McGuire 2017-01-24 06:21
Thinking. Thinking. How can I use these inspirational ideas to perk up my own work! Can't yet cut up the work but perhaps unique embeshiment is possible? Ideas flow. The windows are open. Thank you.
#13 Rebecca F 2017-01-24 05:43
Great show you are awesome
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