Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wedding Dress Quilt for Deb

Deb had a beautiful wedding dress with a ruffled skirt, lots of embellishments on the bodice, pearls draped across the back, and a large bow.  


The top of the quilt is the satin lining of her dress. I incorporated the lace and beading into the quilting design, and put two layers of ruffles on the outer border.  The bow fit perfectly at the bottom of the quilt. 


Deb asked me to add some teal color to the design, so I stitched the feathers on the inner border in teal thread. The finished quilt is 44" x 52".  I use wool batting, which quilts well and resists creasing. 


Monday, February 6, 2017

Wedding Dress Quilt for Lisette

Lisette asked for a quilted wall hanging made from the fabric in her dress, and the fabric from her bridesmaid's dress. Her wedding colors were purple and sage green.  


This design shows off the purple fabric, and the feather quilting, and one of the borders was quilted in purple, with a green background quilting.

Mary

Friday, February 3, 2017

Wedding Dress Quilt for Dorothy


Dorothy's wedding dress had beautiful lace on the yoke, sleeves and around the bottom of the dress. which I was able to incorporate into the quilt design.  She also asked me to use the headpiece she wore in her wedding.  


The quilting design in the quilt is more free form, with a background on the border of straight lines 1/2 inch apart.  

Mary

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Wedding Dress Quilt for Aimee

Aimee had a beautiful satin wedding dress.  After looking at several different options, we decided to use her train as the quilt.

The quilt was a bit larger than usual (60" x 86") to include as much of the train as possible.  The lace and pearl embellishments, and satin roses really worked well with the quilting design.  I quilted a feather heart with trailing ribbons on each side at the top, and used a combination of feather designs for the rest of the quilt.