Friday, June 1, 2018

Meghan's Patchwork Wedding Dress Quilt

Meghan had a beautiful pale pink wedding dress that she wanted made into a quilt. She wanted a patchwork quilt that included:
  • Her husband's tie
  • Sequined fabric and satin sashes from her bridesmaids' dresses
  • Bride and groom's names and wedding date
  • Embroidery of their theme (locks, and tree of life) and a park bench with birds.  
  • Buttons from her dress
  • Lace motifs from her dress

She also had beautiful lace around the hem of her wedding dress that we  put on a wide border around the outside of the quilt.

We did a lot of customizing on this quilt, but it turned out well!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Erika's Ornate Wedding Dress

Erika's dress was really ornate, had big train and lots of lace and beading.  We decided to use the beaded lace in the inner border, and in a diamond shape in the center of the quilt. Her dress had a big bow, satin flowers and streamers on the back, I also incorporated those on the bottom of the quilt. 

Their names and wedding date were embroidered in gold inside a heart in the center of the quilt, surrounded by a quilted heart and feather design. The outer border was quilted in a nice feather design. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Diane's Quilt from her Mother's Wedding Dress

Diane's Mother had the most amazing satin wedding dress.  It was Candlelight color, had a hoop skirt, and had the biggest train I'd ever seen.  She was married in 1942 and the satin was still in beautiful condition.

In the center of the quilt, I created two feather ovals, with flowers inside.  The inner border continued the flowers and leaves.  For the outer border, I quilted a pretty feather design.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Wedding Dress Quilt from Jenelle's Train

Jenelle's dress had a satin train with lace and beading.  There was beautiful lace and beading around the bottom of the train. We decided to make a quilt out of the train, rather than cut it up.

The corners were pieced to make the quilt rectangular, and the bottom of the quilt ended at the curved lace edge so that the lace is hanging off of the quilt the way it was in the dress.  The quilting was designed to accentuate the lace on the quilt.