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.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Wedding dress quilt for Sandy

Sandy sent me her husband's tie along with her dress for a wedding dress quilt.  Her dress had a net overskirt, with an underskirt covered with embroidery and sequins.  The lining of her dress was a pretty satin. 

I embroidered the names and wedding date in a heart in the satin center of the quilt, with a feather design around the embroidery.  Her husband's tie made a narrow green border, then the lace from her underskirt was over satin in the middle border.  The satin outer border had a quilted feather design.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Wedding Dress Quilt for Whitney's Mother

Whitney wanted a quilt for her Mother, who was married in 1951.  Mother's gown included ivory lace, long sleeve bodice and a satin, chapel length train. She wanted to include the lace and button elements and was interested in an asymmetrical design.

The quilt has a offset circular starburst design, with the center covered in lace, and buttons around the lace.  The lace border from her dress was incorporated into another circular pattern, and a feather border went around the outside.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wedding Dress Quilt for Nancy

Nancy was married 45 years ago, and wanted me to make her dress into  quilt.  The dress was made from a very lightweight fabric, with lace sleeves and a beaded yoke.  There was a wide lace ruffle around the bottom of the skirt.

The fabric in the dress was too sheer, so we decided to use a nice satin for the quilt, and just use the  lace and trim from dress.  

In the center, lace and beading from bodice and sleeves were made into a circle with lace embellishments from skirt in the center. The center was also divided into a diamond shape with the trim from the dress. Embellishments in the corners and a feather quilting design.  The lace ruffle was  laid flat on the inner border. The outer border was a feather design, with their names and wedding date embroidered on the bottom in the center.