I talked to a friend at my guild, that offered to lend me her Double Wedding Ring templates by Victoria Finley Wolfe.
Wow what a difference. Now this is exactly what I had in mind. Plus with these bigger pieces they go together much easier and lets face it I do not have to make so many of them to boot. I do have to say that two of the things I learned in the Craftsy class that I purchased on Double Wedding Rings quilts was the use of Fons and Porter fabric glue. That curved piecing works great with only a pin or two. There are no wrinkles or gathering. Plus the advice on making sure you starch the fabric really well helps too.
Yes it is still a work in progress, but I am way happier with it.