A little scary, right? Who wants to be responsible for cutting up someones wedding dress? If you know me even a little I am always up for a challenge. Before I accepted my fate to make a quilt out of her wedding dress, I searched the internet and tried to convince her of other things we could make with it. She wasn't having it. Her mind was set. Since this is my first quilt, yes I said first, I searched and searched for ideas of quilts with less cutting and sewing. I found an idea here http://quiltstory.blogspot.com/p/our-quilt-patterns.html. I received my sisters consent on the style and set to work.
One word before I being. If you are a quilter or sewer, be nice... please.
Here is her gorgeous wedding dress.
Luckily it was a thick polyester. You may be wondering what convinced her to do this...
1.She has 3 boys, so no daughter was going to wear it
2. She never cleaned or preserved it so it couldn't be sold since she didn't want to pay for it to be cleaned.
3. She wanted some memory of it.
4. She just wanted it out of her closet!!!
I then used some more of each the white, khaki, and green to make flowers. I rolled them and stitched them in a swerve pattern.
I passed on using batting since she wanted a soft fleece backing. I rolled the fleece over the edges of the top quilt to make a faux binding. I then stitched all layers together in a random curve.
Last I added some buttons from the back of her gown to the center of the flowers.
I think it turned out pretty good for my first quilt.