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Monday, May 11, 2015

30's reproduction fabrics

Maria pieced this top of cute 30's reproduction fabrics.  It's 67 x 85.  I love the pastel colors and the secondary design of big circles that the pattern creates.  It's a combination of two blocks, shoo fly and 54-40 or fight.

I quilted a similar pattern in each block.  There are 4 flower petals in the center square and corner squares.  The triangle pieces and the plain white blocks each have a hook, then some filler in the other areas:

54-40 or fight block

shoo fly block

The border is a soft green, and and I quilted hooks to match the body of the quilt.

The quilting shows up great on the back as it is a plain white. 
 It almost has the look of a whole cloth quilt:

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bridal Accessories

I made these for a beautiful bride from her Mom's wedding dress.  The garter is made from the scalloped lace at the bottom of the gown.  She'll be keeping the garter as most of her friends are already married.  There is a little blue bow for her "something blue".  The purse also has some of the lace applique from the dress to add a little bling.  I embroidered the "H" for the bride's first name, but it's also for her new last name.  It was meant to be :)

purse and garter



"bling" on the purse