Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Swags for Karen and Janet

Karen and Janet liked the swag idea for their quilt borders, but the quilts were quite different!

Karen wanted to incorporate her husband's tie into her quilt, and it was large enough to make a small inner border.  Her dress had a beautiful beaded design in the skirt, and I made part of that design the center of the quilt, and quilted around it.  The outer border was the swag design, with a background fill of straight lines 1/4" apart.

Janet wanted more of a patchwork design, with very little quilting.  I put the lace from her dress bodice in every other square in the center of her quilt.  The swag design is in the outer border, with no background fill and a facing on the back of the quilt instead of the usual quilt binding.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Wedding Dress Quilt for Deborah

Deborah's satin wedding dress had a lot of beautiful lace with beading and sequins.  The top of her quilt was made from her dress.  The lace from the bottom of the skirt went around the outside border of her quilt.

The lace motifs on the dress made a pretty center.  Feather designs were quilted in the inner border and the center design was quilted to show off the lace.

Instead of the usual binding on her quilt, it has a faced quilt edge, so there is no binding showing on the front of the quilt.  This is a pretty finish, and shows off the outer border and the lace.