Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Lisa's Wedding Dress Quilt

Lisa sent me her dress, and her mother's.  She asked for a quilt that combined both dresses.  Her dress had beautiful beading on the bodice, and lots of ruffles with lace motifs.  Her mother's dress had some beautiful lace edging around the bodice and skirt.

The quilt top was made from the satin underskirt of her dress. In the center of the quilt, I put a heart made from the lace in Lisa's dress bodice, surrounded by lace from her mom's bodice.  Lisa's mom loved daisies, so I quilted a daisy design around the heart. Lace from mom's bodice went in the corners and around the border of the center panel.  Lace from mom's skirt went around the edge between inner and outer borders, and I put ruffles over the outer border.  Feather quilting went in the open areas.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Cassidy's Wedding Dress Quilt

Cassidy send me her beautiful wedding dress, along with the ties the men in her wedding wore, and some nazars which had special meaning to her.  She asked me to incorporate all of this into a quilt, and wanted some colored quilting also.  

The lace from her bodice was put into a circle in the center of the quilt. She loves daffodils, so a daffodil design was quilted in yellow and green thread in a diamond shape in the center panel, with a feather design in the corners. The outer border was quilted in a feather design in blue thread, and the nazars were placed in a design on the quilt.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Quilt and Two Pillows for Barrie

Barrie wanted a wedding dress quilt made from her wedding dress and a flowered bridesmaid dress, and wanted some colored thread in the quilting. 

The wedding dress was used for the center and inner border, with lace from her bodice in part of the center, and lace from her skirt overlaid on the border.  The open areas of the center panel were quilted using a rose colored thread, and their names and the date were embroidered in the center.

The outer border was the bridesmaid dress, quilted around the flowers and leaves.  And the bow from the back of her dress was put on the bottom of the quilt.

Barrie pillow front

For the two pillows, I used the same design, with satin from the dress in the center, quilted in a feather design. Then bridesmaid dress borders and lace from her skirt on the outer part of the pillows.  Bows from her dress were placed in the center of each pillow front.

Barrie pillow back