Thursday, June 22, 2017

Three Generation Wedding Dress Wall Hangings for Meg

Meg wanted two quilted wall hangings made from her dress, her mother's dress, and her grandmother's dress.  Her dress had a full satin skirt, which we used for both quilt tops. Her grandmother loved roses, so the quilted feather design in the outer borders included roses. She also wanted a celtic design, so a triple celtic heart was embroidered in the center of both quilts.

Meg's dress had a lace jacket. The center of her quilt was made from the bodice of the jacket. The pearl heart in the center was made from her headpiece, and the bow at the bottom was from the back of her dress. The lace in the corners of the quilt was from her mother's dress.  Buttons from her grandmother's dress were sewn into the center of the roses in the outer border of the quilt.

The second quilt was for Meg's mother.  In the center was the delicate beading from her grandmother's dress, and lace from Meg's veil.  The lace in the corners of the center panels was from mother's dress.

What a nice way to remember three generations!