Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Megan's Wedding Dress Quilt

 For some reason the pics are dark, which is annoying but you can kind of see that I was working with three different dresses here.  Two older ones and Megan's which was much more modern.

 I was able to create a design so that it looks like the two trains are trailing one after the other.

Finished January 2014.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sherrill's Wedding Gown Ring Bearer Pillow

Sherrill sent me her wedding gown and asked for a quilt and a ring bearer pillow.  Between the simplicity of the gown and the cell phone camera, those pics did not turn out well, however, the pillow, made from the bodice of the gown turned out pretty cool.

Finished Jan. 2014.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Kelly's Wedding Dress Quilt

Kelly got in touch to see if I could make a wedding dress quilt for her made from her dress and one of her bridesmaid's dresses.  Before I show you the final product, here's the beautiful bride herself:


Walking down the aisle.

 And the back - look at that train!

And here's what I did for her:

And the center:

 The beading was so beautiful on this dress!

 All quilts by kate are one-of-a-kind originals. A quilt like this would be priced at $550.

Finished January 2013.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Susan's Wedding Dress Quilt

Susan's mother and father are about to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.  As a gift, Susan decided to take her mom's dress from that big day and turn it into a quilt for her parents.  Here's the dress before:
 So simple and pretty, right? 

And here's what I did to it:

All quilts by kate are one-of-a-kind originals. A quilt like this would be priced at $450.

Finished September 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Joan's Wedding Dress Clutch

There was leftover fabric from Joan's wedding dress quilt and she asked for a clutch to give her daughter.  It's not something I'm particularly good at, so I turned to my friend Carol, who is SUPER good at purse-making.

Here are the results:
The front

The back

And my favorite:
The label.  Carol took the label from the dress
and used it to make it seem like the clutch itself was from Saks.
How awesome.

All quilts by kate items are one-of-a-kind originals. A hand-made clutch like this would be priced at $100.

Finished April 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Joan's Wedding Dress Crib Quilt

Joan got in touch to see if I could turn her vintage wedding gown from Saks Fifth Avenue into a crib quilt for her brand-new granddaughter. Of course I was happy to oblige:

The base of the quilt is made from the heavy white satin of the dress and the lace overlay you see is from the row of beautiful buttons running up the back.

A close up.

All quilts by kate are one-of-a-kind originals. A quilt like this would be priced at $300.00.

Finished March 2012.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Cory's Wedding Dress Quilt

First, the before picture. Doesn't she look lovely?
The Front:

Cory sent me her wedding gown and two of her bridesmaid dresses. I love the dark purple accent color.
The binding is made from the underskirt of the bridesmaid dresses.
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The flower is a pin that can be removed, but since it was one more accent piece that was sent I thought I'd go ahead and use it.

The Flower, centered.

The Back:
There wasn't enough fabric to do the backing so I bought a piece of plain white satin and then, after quilting the top to it (with some muslin in between) I used the purple tulle that Cory had underneath her skirt to cover it. The dark purple tulle from the bridesmaid dresses I used as an additional border on two sides.
You can see how the two pieces of light purple tulle sort of meet in the middle. I didn't tack those down or stitch them together because, since this used to be a dress, I like the idea of it still having fluidity.
The dark purple tulle is also not tacked down, just sewn into the border to allow for additional movement.

All quilts by kate are one-of-a-kind originals. A quilt like this would be priced at $600.00.

Finished July 2011.