Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wedding Dress Quilt for Nancy

Nancy was married 45 years ago, and wanted me to make her dress into  quilt.  The dress was made from a very lightweight fabric, with lace sleeves and a beaded yoke.  There was a wide lace ruffle around the bottom of the skirt.

The fabric in the dress was too sheer, so we decided to use a nice satin for the quilt, and just use the  lace and trim from dress.  

In the center, lace and beading from bodice and sleeves were made into a circle with lace embellishments from skirt in the center. The center was also divided into a diamond shape with the trim from the dress. Embellishments in the corners and a feather quilting design.  The lace ruffle was  laid flat on the inner border. The outer border was a feather design, with their names and wedding date embroidered on the bottom in the center.