Friday, December 8, 2017

Satin & Lace Wedding Dress Quilt for Mary

Mary's dress had really nice satin fabric, and the lace was beautiful.  She requested a  curved feather design in the outer border.  I used the lace going down the train on the back of her dress in the inner border. The bodice and skirt lace was made into a heart shape in the center.  Their names and wedding date were embroidered in the center.  Around the heart I quilted a feather design.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Four Colored Wedding Dress Quilt for Rachel

Rachel didn't have a lot of usable fabric in her dress, but she was able to order more of the satin fabrics, and fabric used for her husband's tie from the seamstress who made her dress. We incorporated the navy tie fabric and the pink and grey wedding fabric into flanges and narrow borders, and the champagne dress satin was used for the rest of the quilt.  

She had a dogwood theme in her wedding. The lace from the bodice dress was used in the center of the quilt, and Incorporated a dogwood quilting design in the center, with a feather design in the corners.  

The narrow borders had a feather design, and the outer border of the quilt was another dogwood quilting design.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Crystal's 3 Generation Anniversary Quilt

Crystal sent me her wedding dress, the dress her mother wore in her wedding, and some clothes from her grandmother.  The goal was to incorporate all into a quilt for her parent's anniversary, and I think we did it!

The top of her quilt was made from satin, and the lace from her dress was put around the outer border, and incorporated into the quilting design.  Twenty pieces of lace from her mother's blue dress were combined to make the design in the center of her quilt.  Her parents names and wedding date were embroidered in the center.

Crystal's grandmother liked butterflies, so I embroidered the fabric from her clothes, and cut out butterfly appliques and attached them to the quilt by their bodies, so the wings are three dimensional.

This quilt was a challenge, but I really love the way it turned out.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Swags for Karen and Janet

Karen and Janet liked the swag idea for their quilt borders, but the quilts were quite different!

Karen wanted to incorporate her husband's tie into her quilt, and it was large enough to make a small inner border.  Her dress had a beautiful beaded design in the skirt, and I made part of that design the center of the quilt, and quilted around it.  The outer border was the swag design, with a background fill of straight lines 1/4" apart.

Janet wanted more of a patchwork design, with very little quilting.  I put the lace from her dress bodice in every other square in the center of her quilt.  The swag design is in the outer border, with no background fill and a facing on the back of the quilt instead of the usual quilt binding.