Love Rings Quilt :: by Darlene Christopherson

You first heard mention of this week’s feature in our interview with Darlene Christopherson last Thursday. The Love Rings Quilt was made by Darlene for her daughter’s engagement. We’re told that it’s now a favorite of her second grandson! It’s a gorgeous quilt, using a very old, traditional quilt pattern based on the Drunkard’s Path block. The selection of fabrics and color in this one are quite perfect, but really, the arrangement and contrast of the dark and light fabrics is what makes this quilt an icon. This is truly one of my favorites on the website.

Isn’t the pattern mesmerizing? Darlene set this one at an intermediate level, though I’m sure that a determined beginner could give it a shot as well. As you read last week, she is a teacher and writes fantastic instructions.


Love Rings Quilt
* Quilt shown is 56″ x 80″ using 4″ finished blocks, 14 blocks across by 20 blocks down.

Materials Needed
280 – 4″ finished squares: 140 light prints and 140 dark prints. Packs of 5″ square are available at most quilt shops making variety easy


3 yards of dark fabric
3 yards of light fabric
5 yards of backing
3/4 yard of binding
Legacy™ Premier Quilt Batting Natural Blend 80/20 Cotton/Poly Twin (72″ x 96″)

Tools Needed
Sewing Machine and related tools
Standard hand sewing supplies

To download a free copy of the full instructions, please visit our website. And if you make your own, make sure to post a photo on our Facebook page!

**All images were pulled from the Pellon Projects™ tutorial and are courtesy of Darlene Christopherson & Alexandra Henry.


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