This Liberated Wedding Ring quilt is another from Gwen Marston's book, Liberated String Quilts.
I began making the blocks during a virtual online retreat with the liberated quilters Yahoo group at the end of January, 2010.
These were fun to put together and about a week later, I posted a Progress Report with the completed top, taken in my itty bitty loft in Dallas.
In that 5 year-old blog post, I mentioned how, Gwen's quilt has beautiful, traditional quilting . . . and I plan to attempt the same. I realize now how the notion of beautiful traditional quilting completely intimidated me and is, in part, the reason this one has been folded up and put away for so long. Here's that inspiring-yet-intimidating image of Gwen Marston's beautifully hand-quilting from the book:
I have ordered some thread and am thinking about how to quilt the top in a way that nods at that beautiful, traditional quilting design but also has some of me in it. I am thinking of a pieced scrappy backing, so that will be my first task toward finishing my big red liberated wedding ring quilt.