Saturday, December 12, 2015

Silver Satin Wedding Dress Quilt for Mary

Mary's quilt was a beautiful embroidered silver satin ball gown.  She didn't want a traditional quilt, but more of a modern design, and wanted a larger size.  I combined the panels of the gown with some additional dark silver satin for the borders.

This was a great example of the challenge of using a wedding dress, the panels weren't the same size, and were wider at the bottom than the top.  Lots of measuring and marking, before the final cutting!

I quilted swirls around the embroidery, and the darker satin was quilted in a leaf design rather than my usual feathers. There was a 4" border around the entire skirt of the wedding dress, that made a beautiful wide binding for the quilt.

Due to the size of the quilt, it was hard to photograph, the picture of the quilt on a bed shows the design better.


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