Friday, October 2, 2015

Wedding Dress Quilt for Jenna

Jenna had a beautiful wedding dress, with a big tulle skirt.  She wanted a quilt with a ruffle, and a feather quilting design.  She also wanted some of the flowers from the bodice incorporated into the design.

The top of the quilt was made from the satin underneath all that tulle!  I used the sash and bow from the dress around the center, and the outer border of the quilt was also covered with the tulle.  Then I put a ruffle made from the skirt around the edge, with the beaded flower embellishments. 
(not the bride)

 The quilt was heavily quilted in a pretty feather design, with beaded flowers in the corners and center.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Wedding Dress Quilt and Pillow for Theresa

Haven't been blogging lately, been busy quilting!  

Theresa asked me to make a quilt and pillow from her wedding dress.   As you can see from the picture, it's a beautiful dress, but because it was short, I wasn't sure I could make both the quilt and pillow.  

She also sent me a picture of the historic building where they were married, and asked me to use it somehow. I drew out the picture, and machine embroidered it onto one side of the pillow, with circular lace and beading from the dress sleeves..  The other side of the pillow was covered with the beautiful lace and beading.

The quilt was 

The quilt was made with the satin from the dress, with portions covered in lace and individual embellishments, and a lace ruffle.  Then it was heavily machine quilted.  The finished quilt was 36" x 36".

Just enough left over to make a lace garter for her to pass down.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Modern Wedding Dress Quilt

Rachel wanted something different and modern for her wedding dress quilt.  Her dress was short, so fabric was limited, and she wanted to use her wedding colors in the quilt.  I used her colors for the top of the quilt, and satin from her dress for the "flower stems" and appliques for the "flowers".  It was machine quilted in an all-over feather design.

It's very interesting and different, but she really liked it, and it was a lot of fun to make!


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Gloves & Garter Wedding Dress Quilt

Lena sent me a beautiful lace wedding dress, with fingerless net gloves and a garter, to incorporate into a quilt.  The design used the bodice from the dress, and the lace from the skirt was used for the border and ruffle.  The satin in the dress worked beautifully for the background in the center, and under the lace border.

Her wedding photo was incorporated into the label on the back of the quilt.

Spiral machine quilting for the bodice an d border, and feathers for the center.