Last year my sister-in-law and I were talking about our wedding dresses and discussing if they were worth keeping for memories or for our daughters. I mentioned that I made my dress into a baby quilt for my daughter...it was the fanciest baby quilt around! I loved it for church and other "dress-up"occasions.
So she asked me if I could make her dress into a quilt for her to use.
Her dress had a long train so I had plenty of fabric to work with...though it was super scary to cut into someones dress. She gave me free reign on design which also made me nervous, I know what I like but would she like it????
So after much thought and design plan I finally cut into and started the process.
I worked on it throughout the year and finally finished it before Christmas!
The final quilt is a throw size.
I used satin-back crepe as the accent white and I also found (in my stash) a linen fabric that had a silver thread though it for the small border and flower applique.
I used flower pieces of the lace and the rosettes from the bows as accents.
When I cut the flowers from the lace the sequins and beads all became loose so I hand sewed all of the "bling" back onto the lace flowers.
It was hard to get a good picture of an all white quilt
so I took a lot of up close for the details.
The dress had over 60 buttons to use so I sewed them on the quilt to
act as the "quilting" of the the quilt.
I used the satin-back crepe for the ruffle strips.
Rosettes and lace flowers for detail. The vine was done with bias tape.
The back of the quilt is done with white minky fabric.
I saved extra pieces of lace and fabric for her to use for other memories
(such as her daughter's own wedding).
This quilt was a challenge but overall I am happy with the final product!