Looking for an alternative to the Double Wedding Ring quilt? Try out this easy Wedding Rings pattern instead using just Half Square Triangles and squares!
Update! There are several layout options at the end of the tutorial!
Fabric Requirements for a 10" Finished Wedding Rings Quilt Block:
- Light/White: 8 - 3" squares, and 5 - 2.5" squares
- Medium/Blue: 4 - 2.5" squares
- Medium/Pink: 4 - 3" squares
- Dark/Blue: 4 - 3" squares
Half Square Triangle Units:
Using four of the Light/White 3" squares and the Medium/Pink 3" squares, sew together eight Half Square Triangle units as shown in the picture below. Trim/square up the units to 2.5" square. You will find my tutorial for making a basic Half Square Triangle block at https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/how-to-sew-a-basic-half-square-triangle-block
Repeat Step 1 using the four remaining Light/White 3" squares and the Dark/Blue 3" squares as shown below.
Putting It All Together:
Layout the Half Square Triangle units, the Light/White 2.5" squares, and the Medium/Blue 2.5" squares as shown in the picture below.
Sew the patches into three rows as shown below.
Press the seam allowances in opposite directs from row to row. In my sample I've pressed rows 1, 3 and 5 to the left and rows 2 and 4 to the right.
Finally, sew all those rows together to complete the block.
And press the seam allowances. In the example below I've pressed all the seam allowances in the same direction.
The Wedding Rings block is super easy and quick to sew together! You'll get a nice diamond shape when you sew multiple blocks together too.
Here's the basic 4 x 4 layout. Nice diamond and circle design!
Here's the same as the one above just with one-inch sashing and cornerstones added. You still get the diamond and circle design but it's broken up a bit.
And here is the basic layout only done on-point. It still amazes me on how the on-point layouts look so different.
Here's another example of an on-point layout. The alternating block doesn't have the center circle design which gives you room to do some fancy quilting in between the main block.
And here's another on-point but with sashing and cornerstones added.
My friend, Brenda, was ambitious and got this quilt made using the Wedding Rings block. Lovely!
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P.P.S. To figure out yardage for a quilt, check out this post: https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/how-much-fabric-do-i-need