Monday, June 1, 2015

Multi Generation Wedding Dress Quilt

This unique wedding dress quilt represented 4 generations of brides, and was a gift to the mew baby!

Great-great grandmother's embroidered flowers were hand appliqued in the center of each outer border.  Two of great-grandmother's crocheted doilies were appliqued on top of each other in the center of the quilt.


Grandmother's satin wedding dress was used for the white areas of the quilt, and the wedding dress lace was used in the triangular areas.  The mother of the bride's dress was a beautiful floral silk, and was used for two borders.


The mother-to-be's wedding veil was gathered and sewn onto each heart in the outer border corners.

The quilt was heavily machine quilted, and a custom label was put on the back, with a frame of silk, and listed the names of the "contributors" to the quilt.


The end result was a wonderful heirloom that they were thrilled with and said they will treasure for many years to come.

Mary



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