Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wedding Dress Quilts for Jenn and Bonnie


Jenn sent me her wedding dress, which had a blue sash, along with her bridesmaid's pink sash.  I incorporated the sashes into narrow borders, and the rest was the very pale dusty pink taffeta dress.  Her wedding was on the beach, so I incorporated shells into the quilting motif.



Bonnie had a beautiful embellished bodice on her wedding dress and a lace train.  The center panel of the quilt was covered in lace from her train, then I put the bodice as the center focal point of the quilt. The second photo shows the detail in the center.  The inner border of the quilt had a beautiful lace border, and the outer border lad lace motifs.





Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wedding Dress Pillow and Two Quilts in honor of Mothers

Brad asked for a pillow made from his mother's wedding dress, to be used in his own wedding.  I used lace from the dress on the front, and put his parents' names, date and wedding picture on the back.




Terri wanted me to make a quilt from her lacy, ruffled wedding dress, and incorporate her mother's favorite tee shirts.  Although unusual, I think the end result is really pretty.



Meryl asked for a ruffle, and wanted their names and date embroidered in the center of the quilt.  She also wanted to include fabric from the dress her mother wore in the wedding.  The lace from her dress was used for the center "wreath" and one of the borders.

 


Mary





Saturday, July 23, 2016

Wedding Dress Quilts for Andrea, Branda and Cathy


I've been very busy making wedding dress quilts, and my blogging has gotten behind! Here are three of my recent quilts.

Andrea wanted to incorporate her bridesmaid's dresses and sashes, a Celtic design in a border, and jasmine flowers in the quilting design.  The beautiful lace bodice became the "frame" around the center flower design.



Brenda loves irises, and has horses and dogs. I quilted irises in the center of her quilt in colored thread, then quilted the rest of the center in a watery design.  The horse and dog motif was quilted in the corner.





Cathy wanted a flower her quilt, and the graduation hood from her college included.  I used the fabric from the hood in the corners of the center panel, a flower design in the center and outer border, and used a straight line background fill.


Mary

Monday, February 29, 2016

Second Wedding Dress Quilt for Lisa

Lisa asked me to make two wedding dress quilts from her dress for her son and daughter who are getting married.  I blogged about the first quilt  here .  The dress had beautiful lace embellishments and borders, although the fabric in the dress was too sheer and delicate to use.


I made the quilt from off-white satin, and embroidered the bride and groom's names and the date in the center of the quilt.  The pink and grey borders were the colors in her daughter's wedding.  Mom and Dad's names and their wedding date was put on a decorative label on the back of the quilt.


This quilt was more lacy and feminine than the first quilt, and I was able to include lots of lace from Mom's dress.  The center and border designs highlighted the lace, and were quilted in a feather design.

Mary