Glad you asked! (grin) I've been working all day on a beautiful 10th anniversary quilt made entirely from the bride's dress complete with the lace trimmings!
I'm in awe of the piecing! Nice 10 inch blocks that are either full of digitized embroidery, many of which I believe are Sharon Schamber designs (talk about intimidation factor, how do you quilt behind a Sharon design!) or are blocks containing pieces of lace from the dress or are crazy patches containing photos of the bride and groom.
Amazing. What a wonderful heirloom. And I'm having so much fun quilting it. Again a quilt as desired quilt, freedom to do what I think needs to be done. I truly work best within this freedom -- once I get started that is (grin). Sometimes it takes me a while to be inspired.
This is slow moving, it's not a big quilt by any means, just lots of detail and I'm having to remove the lace trimmings that have been pinned in place so I can have a visual of how it will look once it's embellished.
Some of the beads have found their way around my studio, but the piecer said that wasn't an issue, she had the same spillage when she was cutting up the dresss. There is no other fabric in this creation besides the dress (and photos). There are two layers of Hobbs Heirloom Wool batting and it's making a faux trapunto look behind the embroidery designs as well as the photos.
Blogger is being goofy again, and flipping my photos -- turn your head sideways and place the hopping foot at the top to see what I see as I'm sitting at my machine. Of course the lighting isn't the best, but I'm loving the way the quilting is so dimensional. There's some tiny feathers in this 10 inch block.
And even tinier pebbles in the middle of this digitized design. I can hardly wait until it's finished and I can hang it in the studio to get really good photos. I wish I could see it when it was completed with all the embellishments and binding. Quilts have such a metamorphosis don't they?
So this is what is on my frame today and all of tomorrow. Hopefully it will be finished tomorrow night as the owner has an appointment to pick it up the following day -- the anniversary is next weekend and I know there will be one happy bride as she holds in her hands the memories of her special day.