This will be a cream-on-cream wall hanging comprised of 20 8-inch blocks. My client is giving this to her mother for Christmas, and we used her wedding dress that I salvaged from remnants of the dress and another strange wedding quilt (that someone else had tried to make. It had the entire bodice as the central piece and looked as though someone was coming through the quilt...... enough said).
Every block contains a piece of the wedding dress fabric, and much of the lace is from the wedding dress as well. The recipient (my client’s mother) was a florist, so there are lots of lace, silk ribbon and other flowers throughout. The marquis shape of the center medallion echoes the shape of the lace pieces from the dress that are scattered throughout. There is even one entire sleeve cuff on the right side (to the right of central medallion). The central portion is all ribbon flowers (or yo-yos). I still need to add in a stem and some leaves. there will also be some seamwork below it. Lots of the blank-looking areas will be covered (as will many seams) by lacy little doilies or other lace motifs from the wedding dress. Plus I will need to re-check that everything along the seam lines is secure after trimming/sewing the blocks.
The back will contain a dedication with a picture of the wedding couple printed on silk. I should be able to finish it this weekend or early next week.
While I`m working on this, I am also working on a couple sewn Christmas gifts, which I will reveal at a later date.
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