Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Working on a Wedding Dress Quilt

Haven't posted in a while, I've been busy working on my latest Wedding Dress Quilt.  Here are a few in-progress shots.  The wedding dress had a pleated bodice, and lots of ruffles in the skirt.  The lining was satin.  It's a light ivory color. I was asked to use turquoise in the quilt, that was one of the wedding colors, so the inner border design and the circular stippling in the center are turquoise.

I de-constructed the dress, and designed the pattern for the quilt.  It has a center diamond, which will have a quilted motif, pleated corner squares, and an inner and outer border.  In between the borders will be several rows of ruffles.

Here's an in-progress shot showing the quilting in the center, start of the pleating, and the first border.  Most of the quilt is satin, the ruffles are organza, and I'll put organza over the pleated areas.

The border wasn't showing up well, so I decided to thread 2 threads through my machine (and it worked!) and sew over the border design again, it really shows up well now.  I sewed a feather design on the outer border, then sewed on the ruffles, and I'm in the process of binding it now.  

I'll post again when it's finished!

To see some of my other Wedding Dress Quilts, click on the Wedding/Special Occasion Quilts link at the top of the blog, or my Etsy store, where I do custom orders.


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