A quick photo before any petals fell! :)
This was a challenge issued by the Costume Museum of Canada in Winnipeg sometime in the nineties, I think. We were to make a quilt from old clothes. I chose a taffeta cocktail dress from the sixties and one cotton dress. I also had some 36 inch wide fabric for a few blocks and the border. I threw in a bit of a leftover Hoffman floral fabric and sashed it with a modern tone on tone fabric.
I don't think of myself as a floral person but I do like this quilt and enjoyed the process of working in an improvisational way.
The backing is a poly cotton with tiny dots. Machine quilting roses is a wonderfully easy introduction to spontaneous free motion quilting. A treasure indeed!
Linking to Throwback Thursday
I like that your model is perfectly attired to go with the quilt. Love the quilt too!
Two beauties: the ballerina and her quilt.
I see we are "In the Pink" and this quilt is very "Pretty in Pink" and florals. Fun and fashion are always in.
"Hold me closer, tiny dancer..."! Two sweeties -- quilt and dancer, both improvising, after a fashion. Love it!
That's a lot of pink and a lot of floral. The only thing that would have made this better would have been a pic of the dress you cut up! Thanks for linking up with Throwback Thursday @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!
Oh, my, that must have been some cocktail dress! I love how the different fabrics are scattered across the quilt. And I'm fascinated by the quilted roses. I'm not usually big on pink flowers, but I do like this a lot--especially with the pale green sashing. And it does remind me of some dresses my daughter and I had in the 90's and the fun memories that go with them.
Love this quilt and I bet the tiny dancer does too. I love the idea of turning clothing into quilts. I agree with Jenn I would have loved to have seen a picture of the dresses pre quilt. Thanks for sharing.
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