Wedding Dress Quilts
Updated: 4 days ago
So, an interesting thing happened to me this morning. As I was frantically looking for my vehicle registration form in the loft (attic) - no, clambering over the ridiculous amount of junk up there is not that interesting - I found my wedding dress and my sister's bridesmaid dress. The photos actually look quite good considering what I've learnt about my skin tone since then. How I could have forced her into that orange contraption I do not know. I know - off the subject completely.
However, it set me thinking. I got married in 1982 - when? How long ago? Seriously it was the beginning of the decade that taste forgot. My wedding dress has been in that loft for the last 33 years - that's when I moved into this house. The problem is that there's sentimental attachment issues. Not a massive amount of them; I've been single for 18 years after all. But I don't want to just throw it out. Nobody would wear it now so selling is out of the question, not to mention it was made by my (ex)mother-in-law and it didn't cost a great deal. That's not to say she was cheap - I paid, but I was only 19 and didn't have a penny to my name what with the cost of buying my first home.
Anyway (getting back to the subject) I was thinking about what to do with all that satin fabric. Now that I quilt, why not make a quilt with it? There's plenty of it - yards of shiny cream and orange (peach if you're feeling generous) satin. I think the biggest challenge will be in designing a pattern - for both the patchwork and the quilting. Do I want patchwork? Orange and cream are really not my colours so I doubt I'd want it on the bed. I suppose I could make a wall-hanging? A cushion? A baby quilt? (Hmm, maybe a little late in the day for that.)
Maybe what's needed is a hint of what I am working with.
So if you've done something with your wedding dress or you have ideas (nice ones only please) about what I could do with mine then get in touch. There's a 'Get in touch' button or you could leave a comment. I'd love to hear other people's views so please let me know.