Pin It Voting is over for round two of the So You Think You Can Quilt contest. Eve won again. I came in second to last (!). I love my friend Melissa's quilt. It's so pretty!
For this month's theme of "vintage", I decided to go with something a little more personal and really didn't care how the voting turned out because I loved it regardless. It's special to me. AND my family. I had never done a Crazy Quilt before and decided that there was no reason not to try! I do know now that using batiste as a foundation fabric is a horrible idea! I designed the quilt around a photo of my great grandmother, Laura Welton.
I used a bunch of different fabrics in this quilt. Including the fabrics, laces, etc. from two family wedding dresses. I'm the one wearing the dresses in the photos. They fit like a perfect pair of shoes!
Cutting into those dresses was so hard to do! I have to say that I think my favorite part of doing this project was the smells of the different fabrics when I pressed them. There's just something about the smell of old fabrics that have been used for so many different things... beautiful!
A family member has asked me to make her another of these quilts and include more items in it, 2 aprons of my great grandmother's, and also a nightgown that my great-great-grandmother made for her for her wedding night!!!!! I'm so excited! Anyway, I'll shut up now and show you the quilt. :o)
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