Sandra’s Metro Rings Quilt

Posted on October 25, 2016 by prairiemoonquilts in Longarm Quilting, Quilts

I recently had the honor of quilting for my friend, Sandra. She made a Metro Rings quilt for her son and his new wife, as their wedding quilt. It’s made in 30s reproductions fabrics, and it is simply gorgeous!

Sandra made this quilt for their bed, so she made the center portion of the quilt to fit exactly on the queen-sized mattress, then added the spiky border to frame it, and finished it by putting extra wide plain borders to fall down the sides.

She only put the wide borders on three sides of the quilt. The top has a little narrow border — what I call the “whisker guard”. Her construction makes the quilt a perfect fit on their bed:


I have lots of pictures to show you!




I wanted to make the quilting in those wide borders look good while hanging down the sides of the bed, so I chose arcs of feathers at the edges in sort of a “reverse scallop” shape, then filled in with straight lines with squiggles in between. The straight line part draws your eye from the spiked border right on down to the scalloped feathers.





Sandra brought it back to show us once she got the binding on, and it’s stunning!




Sandra entered it into our local quilt show, and it took first place.

Here are the details of the quilt:

Pattern: Metro Rings by Jenny Pedigo of Sew Kind of Wonderful
Size: 100″ x 119″
Fabrics: various 1930’s reproductions and a creamy solid (possibly KONA Snow)
Batting: Quilter’s Dream Poly Select, 1 layer
Thread: Superior OMNI, Natural White

10 responses to “Sandra’s Metro Rings Quilt”

  1. Judy says:

    What a beautiful quilt and your quilting is outstanding!

  2. Lori says:

    Beautiful! I love how wonderfully your quilting suits the top.

  3. You certainly added sparkle to that beautiful quilt Shelly!

  4. Wendy says:

    What a beautiful quilt, and you’ve really done a wonderful job of quilting it, Shelly!

  5. Raewyn says:

    What a great team you two make – the original quilt is gorgeous and you have enhanced it so much with your lovely quilting.

  6. Melody A. says:

    What a gorgeous quilt!!! and you did amazingly beautiful Quilting!! it will be a treasure for them.

  7. Rose Marie says:

    Sigh………… is just so lovely!

  8. Cindy says:

    The quilt is beautiful, and you really outdid yourself on the quilting. Just gorgeous!!!!

  9. Sandra Famuliner says:

    Beautiful job! My son and wife love the quilt. Your quilting certainly enhanced the finished project.

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