Monday, December 31, 2018

Mary Beth's Wedding Dress Quilt and Pillow

Mary Beth had a beautiful dress from her wedding 32 years ago.  Lots of satin with heavily beaded lace, and a beautiful lace around the bottom of the skirt and train.  She also sent me a flower centerpiece she hoped I could use in the pillow.

The quilt is satin, with lace from her dress skirt on the outer border.  Lace from the dress was incorporated into the inner border ribbon design.  

The center of the quilt had more of the ribbon design, with feathers in the corners. Beaded lace from the bodice is in a circle around the names and date embroidered in a heart in the center.

For the pillow, I quilted a pretty feather heart, with beaded lace from her bodice in the center.  I attached flowers from the centerpiece around the heart.  On the back, more quilted feathers, and a circle made of bodice lace.

Wedding Dress Quilt from Beth's Mother's Handmade Dress

Beth wanted me to make a wedding dress quilt from her Mother's dress. She was married in 1957, and made the dress herself.  The bodice and sleeves were a beautiful lace, skirt was tulle and the underskirt was satin.  There were buttons down the back of the dress which Beth asked to be included in the design.

I used the satin underskirt for the base of the quilt. The lace was very delicate, so I put it in a heart in the center of the quilt with a few lace motifs. with a quilted design. I put buttons around the edge of the heart. Other flower motifs were spaced around the inner border with a vine and leaf motif joining them. The outer border was quilted in a feather design.