Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wedding Quilt

. . . this is the before
and this is the after . . . 
. . . another UFO well on the way to completion!  THE Wedding QUILT that I have been working on since last year, belonging to the daughter of a teaching friend.  When she asked me if I could make the dress into a quilt, I thought . . . 
. . . I'll give anything a go once!  I am thrilled with how it has turned out.  The custom quilting has really made it special.  I had it done at Quilt Station 
in Elphinstone/Cetral Victoria and she did a terrific job.
I still have to bind it and label it etc. but I can see an end in sight with this one too.
It's a good feeling to be clearing the decks -
- although you probably couldn't tell by looking in my sewing room, there are still lots for me to play with!

23 comments:

Julie said...

Wow, that has come up really well. I think its owner will be very pleased. Do you have a picture of the dress on the bride to show us "before and after".

Jodie said...

yeee- Har....
That sewing room will be clear of UFO's before you know it...
The quilt is majestic!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

That's looking amazing! Have they seen it yet? Lucy x

zoesquid said...

Wow thats amazing.

picciolo said...

oh it looks beautiful!
: )

Melanie said...

That is lovely Annie. I love how it has kept the charavhter of the dress too. Well done. I'm sure she'll be thrilled with it.

jane said...

wow! really beautiful! you are an artist!

Chookyblue...... said...

looks good Annie.........precious.........

Kerri said...

Simply stunning. Your bride will be very pleased, Im sure. Nice work

Maree said...

What a Wonderful Momento of Her Wedding Day...Great Idea ..the Quilt looks Beautiful...
cheers

Calidore said...

What a wonderful quilt Annie. Simply stunning. You should be really proud of yourself.

My Black Cardigan said...

What a fabulous idea. To actually make something useful from a wedding dress... to then get pleasure from it daily, rather than have it sit in a box. And how special, to be trusted with something so precious. Lucky you!

silverpebble said...

This is such a wonderful idea - full of memories for the bride - and what a stunning thing to own too. Fab x

Guðrún said...

This is a masterpiece. Congratulations on finishing it.

Muddling Through said...

Annie, it is gorgeous! And that you can still see the shape of the dress in the quilt really makes it special.

Di said...

Wow - it is absolutely amazing! I love how it turned out - what a great thing to do with a wedding dress!

our shabby cottage said...

Oh Annie, you must be so pleased to be one step closer to having this one completed and off your hands!!! It looks amazing and I think you are right, the custom quilting does give it that certain elegant finish and makes it really special.

Carrie P. said...

Wow, that quilt is stunning. What a way to keep a memory alive of that special day.

Jean said...

Ohhhh, it turned out so well! Bet the bride/friend think it's wonderful too! I love how you made it almost look like there is a dress on the front of it too.
Very nice!

Leanne said...

It is lovely what a fantastic way to keep a precious memory far better than hanging in a plastic cover in a wardrobe.

amandajean said...

that is AMAZING! i'm impressed that you were brave enough to take that one. it looks so great!!!

can you come over to help me on some of my wips? i'm running out of steam. or maybe we could trade a few? hee hee.

ladydi said...

Wow! This is beautiful, and such a wonderful way for the bride to keep her dress for a treasured family heirloom. My wedding dress went the opposite route (29 years ago). It started as sheets, then a large curtain, then was to be a sample of my wedding dress, but I liked it so much I just used it the way it was. :>}

Cathy said...

Hi Annie, I am just catching up on reading my favourite blogs that's why it has taken a while to comment. This is amazing what you have done to the dress - the owner is definitely going to be happy with this one!