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Old 05-21-2007, 04:02 AM
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Grammer,

You don't have to use your own... If your dress means that much to you, then by all means keep it and do like Rebecca- hit the thrift store!! :D All of the fun... none of the pain.
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That was such a blessing to recieve this info, I thought about it, and since my D-I-L and son got married while he was on leave, 11 yrs ago, she did'nt get the wedding she wanted and we had talked about for years. So I'm going to make her one and of course my G-daughter. My D-I-L had talked to me when she was a jr in HS, about making her wedding dress, and we had even looked at several patterns, But as love will have it, they did'nt wait because she wanted to be with my son where ever he was going to be, So this will be her Christmas gift, and I know she'll cry. My G-daughter is only 9, so I'm sure I'll have lots of time to get hers done, but what a gift to make for her. Thanks so much.
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:42 AM
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I like the Idea of useing wedding dress fabric. But I was thinking about cutting mine into a pcd. work. I've been thinking about an appropriate pattern and thought the wedding ring quilt pattern would be a good one. I never thought about doing the whole front that way. I have seen baby outfits mounted into a shadow box frame and had thought that was a rather unique/kool thing to do. I'm trying to come up with a 50th anniversary wall hanging and had an idea to make a signature ready combo of some type. I would welcome any and all ideas. My Mom's oldest brother and wife are celebrating 50 the end of Aug. So If I'm going to do I need to get on it.
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:49 AM
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How many brothers and sisters do they have? My mom was the eldest of 13 kids. On my grandparents 50th anniversary each one made a block to be made into a quilt and embroidered something special on it. She loved it so much she cried.
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:05 AM
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Three brothers and one sister on our side. Hers: I know about 1 brother for sure and I'm positive that none of them will be making any quilt blocks in this life time :lol: . Some of the Nieces could maybe be persuaded if I had more time, So My best hope is to catch everyone who comes to the party and have them sign on the finished product. Boy would I like to be able to turn it into a family project. But since this one doesn't include any nails, lumber, bolts, screws, grease or any type of car part.... (the image of uncle Tom with an embroidery hoop....priceless!)
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Yeah I know whatcha mean. Not many quilters left in my family. Most have gone to that quilting bee in the sky.
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Rebecca Chambley
That was such a blessing to recieve this info, I thought about it, and since my D-I-L and son got married while he was on leave, 11 yrs ago, she did'nt get the wedding she wanted and we had talked about for years. So I'm going to make her one and of course my G-daughter. My D-I-L had talked to me when she was a jr in HS, about making her wedding dress, and we had even looked at several patterns, But as love will have it, they did'nt wait because she wanted to be with my son where ever he was going to be, So this will be her Christmas gift, and I know she'll cry. My G-daughter is only 9, so I'm sure I'll have lots of time to get hers done, but what a gift to make for her. Thanks so much.
I think this is such a sweet thing for you to do. Maybe your Son would be willing to get involved and set up a surprise mock ceremony so she could wear it for a little while. Either way, I think it is great that you care for her so much.

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Three brothers and one sister on our side. Hers: I know about 1 brother for sure and I'm positive that none of them will be making any quilt blocks in this life time . Some of the Nieces could maybe be persuaded if I had more time, So My best hope is to catch everyone who comes to the party and have them sign on the finished product. Boy would I like to be able to turn it into a family project. But since this one doesn't include any nails, lumber, bolts, screws, grease or any type of car part.... (the image of uncle Tom with an embroidery hoop....priceless!).
I have some of these same Uncles... They'd turn it over a time or 2, scratch theor heads, then ask where does the straight key go & have you changed the oil in it lately??? :roll: :lol:
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:10 AM
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I can see using wedding dresses or satin fabric from thrift stores, but my own dress is far too special and expensive to cut into something else. My daughters have a dress I made for them and they also are saving that for their daughters. The hand embroidery and the time involved means so much to all of us.

Now, about the quilts... Will the quilt be all white? Will it perhaps be white and cream or other colors mixed (using several dresses)? I can visualize a "fancy fabric" with lots of additions. Maybe it could be a type of crazy patch and use many types of lace and embroidery or perhaps it could be a geometric pattern. If there has been a photo or a sample shown on a link, I have not seen it yet. :?

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Old 05-21-2007, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by GramMER
I can see using wedding dresses or satin fabric from thrift stores, but my own dress is far too special and expensive to cut into something else. My daughters have a dress I made for them and they also are saving that for their daughters. The hand embroidery and the time involved means so much to all of us.

Now, about the quilts... Will the quilt be all white? Will it perhaps be white and cream or other colors mixed (using several dresses)? I can visualize a "fancy fabric" with lots of additions. Maybe it could be a type of crazy patch and use many types of lace and embroidery or perhaps it could be a geometric pattern. If there has been a photo or a sample shown on a link, I have not seen it yet. :?

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Go back to Tricia's post on page 1 of this thread... The pictures are gorgeous!!! (You brought up some good ideas as well!)

As far as my own, I'm not sure yet. I definitely want to be sure I do it justice by showcasing all of the lace, embroidery, beading, etc. My gown has both white and cream colored lace & satin in it... kind of Victorian, hence such a long train. The 2nd link Tricia posted is very much what I had in mind.
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Old 05-25-2007, 12:43 AM
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I think the way I'm going to go is with a crazy quilt design, with a center piece , I'll applique things in the center piece such as a garter. gloves, victorian shoes, a heart, with their names embroderied on it, and of course I'm going to embellish with pearls, satin ribbon, etc. I'm going to use all wedding colors, white,off white, cream . All the appliques will be my own design of pattern pieces. Of course on a quilt type scale.I'll make a plain heart for my G-daughter, I won't be able to embroder names yet,(Thank Goodness) But I wtll put their names on other locations of their quilt. And I'll use all old wedding dresses. And of course remeber, Something old, Something new, Something borrowed and something blue. This is such a creative and fun thing to do. Just the laces alone will be beautiful.
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