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Turning fur Coats into a Wall Sculpture

I posted this on my Facebook Page when it was first done but this was such an interesting project that it needs to go here as well.  

Rita Manogue sent me several fur coats and asked me to make a unique wall hanging. I did quite a bit of research to see what kind of fur wall hangings/blankets etc. have been done before.  My first thought was to look for Native American themed blankets and images, but all of the images I could find on the internet were very basic. I didn’t find anything that excited me so I decided to step off the cliff and see if I could make a sculpted wall hanging with a wolf theme.  This is one I’m really proud of.

T-Shirt Quilt Makes Great Gift for Son

T-shirt quilts are very popular with graduating seniors and Gerri Walsh wanted to get one made for her son’s birthday. His school colors are red and white so most of the shirts were red and white with touches of black and grey. I used the major graphics within the blocks and pulled the red fabric from the red shirts to frame the blocks and create some continuity. The quilt is backed with warm, soft anti-pill fleece to make it snuggly–even for a young man.

Wedding Dress Converted to Blanket, Bears and Flowers

Judith Mosier sent her wedding dress to have us make several items including a patchwork blanket, a couple of bears, tooth fairy pillows, a couple of cabbage patch doll dresses and roses.

Her wedding dress had limited amounts of lace that we placed on different squares.  We also created patterns with ribbon and different strips of the different materials to  create variety.

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Lovely Wedding Dress Blanket

June Varas had us turn the remnants of her WD into this baby blanket. I used the lace elements from her WD as applique on some of the squares and backed the patchwork top with soft fleece to make the blanket soft and cuddly.

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Baby Quilt from Wedding Dress

Rebecca Lewis sent her wedding dress to have us make a baby quilt for her son’s coming baptism. She decided that a blanket would fit more future family occasions than a baptism gown. Her wedding dress had limited ornamentation so I decided to use it to create a decorative center element. We also embroidered her daughter’s name and her son’s name on a couple of the squares.

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Christmas Tree Skirt from Lovely Wedding Dress

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We made this Christmas Tree Skirt for Tifanie using the remnants of her wedding dress. We took our time on this one since she was not in a hurry. The pictures really don’t do it justice. I was very pleased with the way this came out.

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