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Topic: "Whale of a Tale" Baby Quilt made partially from a Bridesmaid Gown  (Read 2054 times)
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« on: January 06, 2014 07:36:38 AM »

Well a few months ago a friend gave me two bridesmaid dresses she wore at two different friends weddings who are now having babies… As it turns out the one gown was blue and the woman is having a boy! How perfect is that. So I took a simple quilt pattern and a piece of the dress and a simple paper pieced block and made the following quilt.

The darker blue sateen fabric is from this dress

This was the block used throughout the blanket

The whale block was from ProtoQuilt that I found through craftsy.com in their pattern gallery…

THe backing is a simple snuggle flannel and it measures 36" square. It was super simple to piece and I did super simple quilting on it. The second blanket is for a girl and I had a coral/pink dress to work with… I am currently finishing that blanket up and will post as soon as I finish it! I'm having to finish all my special orders for friends before I have a baby at the end of January! Not much time!

« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014 10:26:09 AM »

How nice and what a great way to reuse the bridesmaid dresses
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014 11:50:35 AM »

Wow Beck, that is beautiful! And I love the pieces of the Bridesmaid Gown, it adds a story and some sparkle to the quilt!  Cheesy

I'm sure you will finish it before little one is born (didn't want to use her name without asking if you're okay with it)!

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014 12:09:12 PM »

Cute idea! Finally a way to use up those bridesmaid dresses!
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014 12:14:52 PM »

That's really beautiful!

« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014 12:56:45 PM »

not all standard square quilts are worth looking at, but i really like that one. there is enough contrast in the fabrics but not too much. it is very well done and designed, and the fact that it uses a dress from a special point in the mother's life is super rad.

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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2014 02:42:10 PM »

I love the sentiment and simplicity of the quilt. I'm sure it will be treasured. Great idea! If we can use old bridesmaid dresses....I may have more fabric to quilt with than I thought.

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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2014 07:35:57 AM »

What a lovely story, and those quilts will have much more meaning because of the special fabric that went into them.

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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2014 02:24:54 PM »

Fantastic!  What a great way to use the fabric from the bridesmaid dress.  That whale is super cute too.


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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2014 08:04:52 PM »

Wonderful quilt pattern and great re-use of bridesmaid dress! I love that the feature block is in the corner rather than the middle!

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