Today’s Vintage Quilt Sunday quilt is a beautiful Double Wedding Ring Quilt submitted by Kacey Platky. Kacey recently started blogging at Little House in Vine Crest Woods, so make sure to say hi.
Updated to add: Kacey has included a photo of Edna and more here.
This is one of the quilts that Kacey has by way of her Great Aunt Edna.
She passed away a few years ago at the ripe old age of 107 (she was born in 1904), and she had a very full life of crafting, quilting included! My mom and I actually aren’t sure if these are her work or the work of her mother. My mom remembers that the wedding ring quilt was once on my grandmother’s bed, and I now use it for napping in my sewing room. I love the curved binding! That one is backed in a plain (muslin?) fabric. I like that [it was] well used, you know?
I particularly like her use of the yellow and purple solid running throughout the quilt.
Quilt historians seem to agree that the Double Wedding Ring pattern first appeared in the 1920s, and became much more popular in the 1930s, with kits and instructions available to makers. Many from that era are made with beautiful feedsack fabrics, similar to this one.
According to Why Quilts Matter (and I have heard this folklore elsewhere), the the Double Wedding Quilt was often made as a wedding gift–the interlocking rings perhaps were meant to echo eternity, similar to a Celtic Knot or Roman etchings patterns. The folklore goes “that a newly wed couple will be protected from bad dreams and bad luck, and their marriage will be a blessed one if they sleep under a Double Wedding Ring quilt received as a wedding gift.” (A Most Romantic Quilt, Why Quilts Matter). There are some beautiful and unique quilts in the essay, so make sure to click over.
If you like this quilt (which would be pretty much everyone, I would think) you might like these too:
From the International Quilt Study Center & Museum: An Ombre/Solids Double Wedding Ring made in the 1930s/40s.
Also from the IQSCM, a Double Wedding Ring with a red background that has a very different feel
Vintage Quilt Sunday Posts
Heirloom Quilt shared by Katie Bowlby from Katie’s Korner
Great Grandmother Diantha’s Quilt (shared by me)
Log Cabin Quilt from Rebecca Verna Birchell shared by Heather Ashby
A Family Quilt Auction in Kentucky shared by Joni Morgan from Sunday Farming Quilter
Irish Chain shared by Marti Dyer-Allison from 52 Quilts
“Crazy Quilt” from Cathy Winer
“Picnic Quilt” from Jennifer Barnes
Cathedral Window Quilt from Robin Fonville
Double Wedding Ring Quilt from Kacey Platky from Little House in Vine Crest Woods
I am looking for quilts that are beautiful, quilts that have great stories, quilts that are funky or fun, quilts that are unique, quilts that were made by your great great grandmother–basically, great vintage quilts. I will be posting on Sundays, and once a month I plan to post a block tutorial based on one of the vintage quilts featured here.