Saturday, November 1, 2014

Wedding Dress Quilt for Baby

This Wedding Dress / Baby Quilt was a little different from my usual, and very interesting to make.  The bride wanted a tessellating pattern of printed fabrics, with a flock of bright colored birds flying across the quilt, she plans to hang it in her new baby's room.

I used about 10 blue patterned fabrics, the appliqued bird colors contrasted nicely with the blues. The border was made from the wedding dress.  I quilted a large feather shape to fill each blue block, and a free form feather pattern for the border.

The end result was a really fun quilted wall hanging.

This detail picture shows the quilted design on the blue fabrics, and the birds. The more modern quilting style lets me be really creative, and break a few rules :) Normally I wouldn't use printed fabric in a wedding quilt, but it worked!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Wedding Dress Quilt with Bridesmaid Dress

This Wedding Dress Quilt was a bit different, the bride asked me to include fabric from her bridesmaid's dress, and wanted a traditional pattern.  I think it turned out well, and Katie was really happy with it!

Here is a picture of the wedding dress (not the bride).  

The wedding dress was silk, and the bridesmaid's dress was purple chiffon over a stretchy polyester lining.  Quite a challenge, but after stabilizing, it worked out well.

The quilting was a modified feather pattern with open areas to show off the beautiful fabric.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Wedding Dress Quilt Completed for Marissa

Finished another wedding dress quilt!

Marissa sent me a gorgeous dress, with a satin underskirt with lace covered netting, and lots of pearls and other glittery things.  Here is a picture of the dress (not the bride).

I deconstructed the dress and used the satin underskirt for the top of the quilt. Then I covered almost the entire quilt with the gorgeous lace from the quilt, sewing around all those edges!  I machine quilted designs in the blank areas.  

We decided to make a scalloped border on the quilt, I think it really finished off the quilt, a straight edge wouldn't have been as elegant! The finished quilt is 48" x 52".  

Here is the full quilt -- it really is square, the picture is deceptive :)


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Completed Quilts -- Catching up

This double wedding ring quilt was commissioned as a wedding present.  The bride's colors were white, blue and black and I used solid fabrics in those colors.   It is a bed runner, approximately 110" long, and is placed across the foot of the bed.

I quilted a motif in the center of each "ring" and put feathers in the other white areas. The blue and black areas were also quilted using matching thread.