Monday, March 5, 2018

Bride dress quilt, part Three

This is a continuation of 2 previous posts about making a quilt from a bride dress.

The top was quilted with gold thread in the center section and all of the circles were quilted down during this step.  The fusing didn't hold up very well on the polyester fabric and I didn't want to applique them down separately, so the quilting saved a step, but created a few handling issues.  A couple of things I learned.....

     - the gold glitter paint did not hold up to handling.  I ended up with gold glitter all over the place.
     - the gold ribbon did not hold up to handling either.  It shredded terribly
     - make more woman-made fabric than you think you'll need.  I ended with a lot of extra and some
           that I didn't use at all in the quilt, but they're ready for the next project!
     - a metallic needle is a must when quilting with metallic thread.  Even so, be prepared for

Here is the top all quilted and ready for beading.

I used most of the beads and sequins that I removed from the dress.  This really gave it some bling and made it more beautiful, like a bride would feel in her dress.

And here is the finished quilt.  I named it, "Time to Celebrate".

"Time to Celebrate" by Joanne Adams Roth 2018

I hope you like it and you try something with non-traditional materials.


  1. What a fun piece and a good way to preserve a memory of a good time. . . .I like your woman made fabrics!