Thursday, June 13, 2013

Vintage Wedding Window

I posted a teaser of our June window and you all are so smart, you got it right away.  Its a June Wedding.

The Mustard Seed in Twin Falls asked us if we were interested in a few vintage wedding dresses for our windows and we said a hearty "yes"!

I finished my Pickle Dish inspired quilt to go with Heather's vintage Double Wedding Ring quilt. The Pickledish quilt reminds me of the Wedding Ring quilt but with a modern twist.

Instead of sewing the curved solids background (as is in the tutorial) I raw edge appliqued the colored archs right on to the solid square background. I had run out of steam after making the archs but didn't want to waste all that time piecing.

I needed a cake for the window and was mulling over several idea. It needed to be easy and cheap.
I reused the old screen I had in the raindrop window and turned it on its side. I cut out 4 cake "layers" and sewed them on by hand right on to the screen.  The cake is decorated with felt flowers, aslo sewn on. Can you tell its a wedding cake or was I too subtle?
Now, I can use the screen over again. Maybe a Christmas tree in December?

As usual, I wanted some sort of bunting across the top of the window. I didn't want to do anything I had already done and was brainstorming with Laura and we came up with a genius idea. We pulled fat quarters we already had on the fq wall and tied the corners together. Done, and it cost nothing.

The 3 white dresses on their own are a little pale for the window so I dressed the 50's dress up with a pink pompom belt.

Heather stippled her vintage quilt top with a tight stipple.

The Gunny Sac dress has received lots of attention. Many people remember this style of dress.

The 1950's dress is my favorite. It has a removable jacket.
The other tiny dress could be a first communion dress (second picture). 
Has anyone been by and seen the window? What do you think? I am not on to thinking about the next window.

Next blog post will be the bed side window.

Linking up to Crazy mom Quilts Finish it up Friday


  1. Hi Tara.
    Your window is beautiful!!

  2. I think it all looks fantastic and is such a great idea.

    1. Thanks Michele. I love hearing feedback