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.

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