Spent Friday looking at the quilts, combined with a session of S.E.X. (that's Stash Enhancement EXpedition for the uninitiated) at the modestly-titled "Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza." On Saturday, my friend Pat and I took a class with John Flynn who has his own method of making a Double Wedding Ring quilt. The DWR demands attention, precision and respect because of the many pieces in the arc and the curves!
When I signed up for the class, I knew I wanted to work with rainbow colors, in batiks because .... well, because I love clear, bright rainbow colors and batiks and had never used them in a project! I spent a long time looking for the "right" background, since I wanted an "updated" DWR. I had a FQ of a white with black "squiggles" (technical term) that I thought would be ideal.
However, nothing I could find in stores or online approximated what I thought I wanted. I bought some white fabric with small black dots in case I continued to be unsuccessful. Then, on our Saturday, Labor Day weekend Fabric Expedition to Berks County, I found this batik with pale gray dots spread out sort of topographically on a white background:
This seemed to be a good alternative and, now that I look at both choices, I much prefer it to the black squiggles. The layout will be warm color circles intersecting with cool colored ones and four-patches in black and white. So this is what my DWR will look like...