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.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Wedding Dress Quilt for Deborah

Deborah's satin wedding dress had a lot of beautiful lace with beading and sequins.  The top of her quilt was made from her dress.  The lace from the bottom of the skirt went around the outside border of her quilt.

The lace motifs on the dress made a pretty center.  Feather designs were quilted in the inner border and the center design was quilted to show off the lace.

Instead of the usual binding on her quilt, it has a faced quilt edge, so there is no binding showing on the front of the quilt.  This is a pretty finish, and shows off the outer border and the lace.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Three Generation Wedding Dress Wall Hangings for Meg

Meg wanted two quilted wall hangings made from her dress, her mother's dress, and her grandmother's dress.  Her dress had a full satin skirt, which we used for both quilt tops. Her grandmother loved roses, so the quilted feather design in the outer borders included roses. She also wanted a celtic design, so a triple celtic heart was embroidered in the center of both quilts.

Meg's dress had a lace jacket. The center of her quilt was made from the bodice of the jacket. The pearl heart in the center was made from her headpiece, and the bow at the bottom was from the back of her dress. The lace in the corners of the quilt was from her mother's dress.  Buttons from her grandmother's dress were sewn into the center of the roses in the outer border of the quilt.

The second quilt was for Meg's mother.  In the center was the delicate beading from her grandmother's dress, and lace from Meg's veil.  The lace in the corners of the center panels was from mother's dress.

What a nice way to remember three generations!


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Wedding Dress Quilt for Audrey

Audrey's satin wedding dress had a beautiful lace bodice that she wanted as a focal point in her quilt. I carefully removed the lace from the bodice, and made a heart shape in the center of the quilt. The lace was attached, but not quilted, so it has a very three dimensional effect. 

The satin center and outer border were quilted in a fancy feather design. The inner border was a flower design picked out from the lace.  The lace border from her veil was placed between the center panel and borders. I think it made a really pretty quilt!