Thursday, December 31, 2015

Pink Wedding Dress Quilt for Michelle

Michelle's wedding dress was made by her mother.  It was off-white silk brocade, lined in pink, which gave the gown a warm tint. I designed her quilt with a square center, and two borders.  The lace edging from her dress went around the center motif, and in the inner border.  Then I machine quilted a pretty feather design. Her wedding invitation was made into a label on the back of the quilt.

Michelle donated the leftover fabric to be used to make Angel Gowns for the NICU Helping Hands. I am a volunteer seamstress for this organization, that provides support and gowns to families with babies that don't make it home from the hospital.

I'm really pleased with the results!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Silver Satin Wedding Dress Quilt for Mary

Mary's quilt was a beautiful embroidered silver satin ball gown.  She didn't want a traditional quilt, but more of a modern design, and wanted a larger size.  I combined the panels of the gown with some additional dark silver satin for the borders.

This was a great example of the challenge of using a wedding dress, the panels weren't the same size, and were wider at the bottom than the top.  Lots of measuring and marking, before the final cutting!

I quilted swirls around the embroidery, and the darker satin was quilted in a leaf design rather than my usual feathers. There was a 4" border around the entire skirt of the wedding dress, that made a beautiful wide binding for the quilt.

Due to the size of the quilt, it was hard to photograph, the picture of the quilt on a bed shows the design better.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Wedding Dress Quilt for Lisa

Lisa asked for a wedding dress quilt that also used the colors  in her son and daughter-in-law's wedding. Using a nice cotton fabric for the navy and red borders makes the quilt more practical, rather than just being decorative.

The satin from the dress became the center of the quilt, and I created a pretty feather design for the machine quilting.  The lace from her dress show up beautifully over the navy fabric, and the red was a nice contrast.  I embroidered the bride and groom's names and the date in the center.


Friday, November 20, 2015

Wedding Dress Quilt for Andrea

Andrea wanted me to use her beautiful wedding dress, maid of honor and bridesmaid's dresses in a quilt.  She wanted to incorporate her wedding flowers, jasmine, in the quilting design, and a celtic knot design.  The end result was one of my favorite wedding dress quilts.

The center was an oval frame, filled with a jasmine "bouquet".  The rest of the center was solid lace from her dress.  Then, borders from the two dresses, and their green sashes.  The outer border was a feather design.