Friday, August 23, 2019

Wedding Dress Made into Two Quilts for April


April sent me a beautiful satin wedding dress with a full skirt and train and beautiful lace bodice and sleeves.  She asked me to make two wedding dress quilts for her son and daughter.  Each quilt was to be different, and she wanted me to incorporate Celtic designs and silver and gold thread.


Her daughter's quilt had a lace heart made from the sleeves in the center.  The lace on the bottom edge of the dress was used in the diamond shape in the center.  A Celtic design was quilted in silver thread in the inner border, accented with lace.  The outer border was quilted in a feather design, and a bow from her dress was added at the bottom.


The quilt for April's son was machine embroidered in gold in a Celtic cross in the center, with Celtic knots in the corners.  Lace from the bottom edge of the dress was put into the inner border, and the outer border was quilted in a feather design with the bow on the bottom.

She and I were both very happy with the results!


Monday, July 8, 2019

Wedding Dress Quilt for Debi

Debi wanted me to make a wedding dress quilt from her dress. Her daughter is getting married, and she wanted to give it to her at her wedding shower.


The gown was champagne lace over satin, with a lace ruffle at the bottom of the skirt. I used the satin for the quilt, with lace from her dress in the center design, and the lace ruffle around the outer border.  SI used a feather design for the quilting.


Friday, June 28, 2019

Wedding Dress Quilt for Connie

Connie had a bed runner made from her wedding dress.  She decided she would prefer a quilt, so she sent it to me, with the leftover fabric and lace from her dress.


To adapt the runner into a quilt, I cut about 12" out of the center, matching up the lace going down the quilt, and added a border with lace on each side.   I quilted the center in a feather pattern around the lace, and another feather design in the border.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Wedding Dress Quilt for Misty's Grandbaby

Misty had a pretty satin wedding dress, with lace motifs on the skirt.  The bodice and sleeves also had beautiful lace with lots of beading.  She wanted a baby quilt for her grandbaby who is due in a few months.


I put the center front lace from the bodice in the center of the quilt, and lace from the sleeves in the corners and centers of the inner border.  The quilting design gave the illusion of two diamond shapes around the lace.  The outer border was motifs from her skirt, with a feather quilting design.