Double Wedding Ring "Training"
With my usual method of trial and error my Wedding Rings just did not look nice and round, the way I needed them for Coco Chanel’s initiales.
in 2014 Marti Michell was teaching at the “Le Carrefour Européen de Patchwork”(European Patchwork Meeting) in Alsace/Val d’Argent."
I took the course and learned so much about how to “tweak” the ring to get it round. Not that I am a pro yet but after her course at least I always know what went wrong with my “anneauxs”. In case you want to know I am using Kona Cotton in black and white and Aurifil thread. Though, in the end the Kona Cotton will not be what I choose to work with for my "real Quilt". It was just not CHANELized enough.
Here are some pictures from my work in progress during Marti’s course.
Lots and lots of pieces, mostly “melons” and little bits. Cutting all the stuff really takes time but Marti's templates where really good to cut with. A single Weeding Ring block has a diameter of about 43 cm (17"). The loose paper leaves with the CHANEL logo in the Background host my design ideas and sketches - still in the pre-Moleskine phase then.
Almost everything "on point". I am so proud of it, too bad I am not using it in the end.
And here I am sewing the "melon" on the single arc. Marti’s funny explanation how to remeber how to sew those two together: always the waist over the hip just like on your body - meaning the cut out part on the curvy respectively the concave on convex part and it works. It is so much easier to sew the pieces together this way. They kind of fit better which should not make a difference but that's one of the quilt mysteries I guess.
See almost the CHANEL Logo -
et finis - the CC just the way I wanted it...
...all I see is the CHANEL Logo - no Wedding Rings for me.