|Double Wedding Ring, c. 1950, Missouri|
Just how rare is a bright orange Double Wedding Ring? A search of the Quilt Index produced 1368 results using the term "Double Wedding Ring". A few of those, maybe a half dozen, were cheddar orange- a more yellowy color. There was really nothing that compared to this color orange. I looked through Robert Bishop's "The Romance of Double Wedding Ring Quilts" and found one cheddar orange out of more than 60 quilts, but no "Cheetos" orange.
It's the color of the old Denver Broncos, the Orange Crush, and I have a crush on this quilt! My new nickname for it is "Orange Crush". There are 40s and 50s fabrics, so I think it's c. 1950. Quilted in fans, or elbow quilted - very much utility quilting. It's the second rare colored Double Wedding Ring I've collected. The first was a blue one, and a Quilt Index Search produced less than a half dozen of those.
What can I say? A white Double Wedding Ring is beautiful, but common. There are thousands of them. I like 'em rare, and "Orange Crush" and the blue Double Wedding Ring are about as rare as they come.