July 11, 2016

Monday Mockup 8

Once upon a time, my dear friend didn't tell me that she had promised a woman that I could make a quilt out of her wedding dress. Her friend wanted to give it to her daughter for her wedding. I knew nothing of this, until during a visit with the first friend, the second woman showed up at my house (unexpectedly to me) with her gorgeous, vintage dress and started talking about her daughter's wedding. I was absolutely mortified- I thought she was going to ask me to alter it to fit her daughter, something I am absolutely not qualified to do! I wouldn't even know where to begin. Luckily, it turned out she just wanted a quilt with a piece of the dress included. Now that is something I can do for sure :)

Here's the plan for that quilt that I cam up with, in her wedding colors, with a heart made from the lace of both mother and daughter's dresses. I am super excited to be a part of it and can't wait to get started when the fabric arrives.

Pattern: 12" sawtooth stars with 2" sashing and 3" border
Fabric: Kona solids and Little Miss Sunshine border

UPDATE: You can see the finished quilt here :)


  1. This is such a wonderful and special idea. Love the Navy and pink and your layout with hearts inset idea.

  2. I really really love this one, especially with the hearts!

  3. This is going to be beautiful.

  4. Adding the hearts from the wedding dresses is such a special and unique touch. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this quilt - I hope the pinks are exactly what you need!

  5. I can't wait to see what you do! I love these kinds of memory quilts. What a treasured keepsake that will be!

  6. The wedding dress quilt is a fabulous idea. What a keepsake,