Monday, December 31, 2018

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.

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