Because the design is based on a traditional double wedding ring block, there were lots of choices to be made about how best to approach the construction. Generally the blocks are pieced, but appliquéing the rings is also an option and that's the method I chose. Within that discipline, I also had to consider if I would appliqué individual blocks or simply do the rings on a wholecloth background. I decided to do individual blocks; this way will allow me to combine patchwork and appliqué in the construction...and also help define my space for quilting. I began by applying a featherweight fusible interfacing to the back of the silk habotai. The antependium needs to hang straight on the pulpit so having the piece a bit stiff is an advantage.
The rings fit nicely on the 6" blocks.