Traditions Made Modern with Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Sewing With Nancy guest Victoria Findlay Wolfe has one foot in the midwest in Minnesota and the other in the hustle-and-bustle New York City. She ties her two lives together through her amazing quilts. The second episode of Double Wedding Ring Quilts is this week’s Sewing With Nancy online video feature. Watch the 30-minute TV show online.
Victoria Findlay Wolfe uses the Double Wedding Ring quilt pattern as a palette to tell her life stories. During this episode, watch and learn how to assemble all the pieces of a Double Wedding Ring design.
Victoria’s Quilt Showcase
Greatest Possible Trust
The featured photo is of Victoria’s quilt, Greatest Possible Trust. If my grandmother and I were able to make a quilt together, this quilt—Greatest Possible Trust—is what it might look like, explains Victoria. The design, a contemporary Double Wedding Ring, combines modern and traditional quilting and brings two worlds together. The quilt is also on the cover of her newest book, Double Wedding Ring Quilts.
Remembering Christmas Past
Remembering Christmas Past is filled with images from Victoria’s childhood. The concave square of the Double Wedding Ring design is the perfect palette to showcase memories using fabric. With this quilt as the backdrop, learn her secret to piecing this traditional design.
Retro Poly Mod
If you asked most quilters, “What’s your go-to quilting fabric?” My guess is that polyester double knit would NOT be the response. Yet, polyester knit is what Victoria chose for this quilt! The look is modern; the stretch in the fabric makes piecing curves a breeze, and the durability is second to none.
The inspiration for the above quilt, was a design created by Victoria’s grandmother Elda, again using polyester double knits.
Bright Lights Big City
One hundred and fifty fabrics make this scrappy quilt extremely lively. The Bright Lights Big City quilt vicariously tells the story of Victoria’s move to New York City and the life she built there. It also is a study in pushing a design, combining the New York Beauty quilt element with a Double Wedding Ring design. This quilt defines the term Improvisational Quilt!
Victoria’s Book is Visually Inspiring
If you need a boost of quilting adrenaline, a walk through Double Wedding Ring Quilts will provide the remedy. With full-size patterns for 10 quilts, the book will teach you the Double Wedding Ring basics plus Victoria’s unique fabric slashing and made fabric methods to create with personality.
Watch Double Wedding Ring Quilts (Part One and Part Two) on Sewing With Nancy online.
Bye for now,