Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wedding Dress Quilt Finished!

The Donna Miller Wedding Dress Quilt is finished. It was such fun to make, and I love the way it turned out.


After de-constructing the dress and designing the quilt, I drew out the quilting pattern for the large center panel, using the mirror technique I blogged about here.

Then I sewed the top without the outer ruffle, and loaded it on my frame.  I machine quilted the pattern in white, off-white, tan/gold, light pink, and dusty pink threads.  Lots of "scribbling" made the feathers really stand out.  After quilting, I attached the ruffle and binding (on the back).


These quilts are never the same, it's so interesting to see the dresses, and make this special quilt for the bride! These next pictures show more of the detail and quilting




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The inner corners are lace from the bodice of the dress, with sequins and pearl beading.  I also put some pearl beading in the center area of the quilt.  

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The bride and groom's names and the wedding date were hand embroidered at the top and bottom of the quilt

To see more of my Wedding Dress and Special Occasion Quilts, click on the tab at the top of the page, or click here

Mary

2 comments:

  1. found this a fascinating concept and lurking in a pillowcase in the airing cupboard is a thrift shop wedding dress my daughter wanted for dressing up many moons ago!!

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  2. Try it! The dresses are so pretty it's a shame not to do anything with them. Let me know if I can help.

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