Wednesday 29 October 2014

WOW: The Romance of Detail

WOW = WIPs On Wednesday

When I posted my Vase details a few weeks ago, a few of you commented on the polka dot fabric I had selected - it's gorgeous isn't it? But that's not the only reason I selected it for the LE vase. The reason I choose it is because of the story behind it: like LE, it's full of romance and mystery - its a scrap from an old antique wedding dress. I've had this scrap for over 20 years, I could never throw it away or use it on just anything - I knew that one day it would find its home somewhere special, and now it has.

When I took possession of it, it was already old and it's actually older than I am. I love the whimsy and romance of it...and then there's the polka dot element of it - who can resist a polka dot? Not me, that's for sure.
I backed this fabric with a beautiful beige silk and stuck it down with basting spray. When it was in position as the vase, I hand sewed it down to keep it anchored. I love it when fabric has a story to tell. It makes no difference to me whether I know that story or not - material from an old wedding dress is very special material indeed and is perfect for Love Entwined; it just adds another layer of mystery to what is a love inspired evocative quilt. 
What's Your WOW ?


  1. I find it odd how much I love your white dotty fabric. I thought you had lost the plot when you first mentioned it, but now I see how absolutely wonderful it is. I should never have doubted you. x

  2. what wonderful work - love the use of the wedding dress!! perfect place for it

  3. How special to have used this fabric in your quilt. It looks beautiful !

  4. Beautiful detail, your weddingdress vase! The quilt is very special, but those details make it unforgettable. Greetings from Holland, Mar


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