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This Diamond Wedding Ring pattern has essentially been in the design stage for approximately fifteen years. During that time of my life, I had no idea what paper piecing was and I have often thought back on my first experience with the pattern, wishing I knew then what I do now. A lady approached me to finish a quilt that her mother had started. She called the quilt The Indian Wedding Ring. I agreed to finish it, not realizing that it would turn out to be the most intricate pattern I had ever encountered. I was absolutely thrilled when it was completed!
Since then I have discovered paper piecing, I have always remembered that quilt and the headaches it gave me. As I worked with my son on my first pattern, The Wedding Star, the quilt I had done years before lingered in the back of my mind. After considerable thought, a preliminary design of The Diamond Wedding Ring was drafted. It was, however, far from completion.
A few years later I received a phone call from a 91 year old lady who had just completed the Wedding Star and wanted to know if I had any others. I told her I didn’t have any completed but that I was working on several new ones. She then asked me if I had ever seen the Triangle Wedding Ring. We talked about it for awhile and I realized this was the same pattern as the Indian Wedding Ring that originally inspired me before. Our conversation motivated me to revisit the pattern and The Diamond Wedding Ring is the result of my efforts.
This quilt is great for both the beginner and the advanced quilter. It is done with foundation paper piecing with easy curves which lie flat when finished. I’ve developed a strip piecing method for the arcs, added an extra star behind the center star, and used a variation of colors not only in the arcs but the backgrounds as well to compliment this design. Despite the fact that the centers and backgrounds are on the bias, this quilt is constructed to simplify the setting of the blocks. Read and follow all instructions step by step, using the graphics to show you how to set this design together in the quickest, easiest way.
Quilt Size: 70″x70″
Copyright April 2001
Designed by Judy Niemeyer
Graphics and art layout by Bradley and Billy Niemeyer
Edited by Lanette Cuffe Judel Buls and Del Niemeyer
Quilted by Carolyn Kreps