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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Diary block #49


As you can see this block is a wedding dress. My daughter found her dress and bought it this past week. It looks nothing like this. She has decided not to tell anyone what it looks like before the wedding. I like the idea!
She did a great job, the very first place we went to she decided on the 5th dress she tried on, that's my girl! Decisive!!!
I had a few issues with this block.......



I tried to actually make a dress that would be appliqued to the block. A half hour later I changed the plan. I cut out a dress shape, fused it on to the fabric and sewed the tulle on top. Originally it was on a pink background until I accidently wrote on it with a permanent marker. I cut it out leaving the small pink edge and decided on a rose (for romance) print fabric that looks much prettier than the plain pink.



The beaded sashes are a hot trend as well as beading on a lot of the dresses we saw at the store. My favorite moment was when she tried on "the" dress, the other women in the room told her she looked like a princess!
So far the whole wedding process has gone pretty smooth. Let's hope it continues!!!

Kelly

15 comments:

  1. I loved wedding dress shopping with my daughter. She found hers when we went just to check out different styles.She always says she'd do her wedding all over again.Enjoy the process Kelli
    Debbi F.

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  2. Congrats on the dress, your DD's and your adorable block. I hope all the wedding plans go smoothly for you right up to and including the big day.

    My DD and SIL went to Vegas last year and this year weare finally getting to have a reception. What started out 'casual' is now over 200 guests, a new dress for DD and a new suit for SIL. They will renew their vows. I hope they don't think of anything else cause the date is 11/24. Yep right after Thanksgiving this year.

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  3. My daughter was the same way, she tried on maybe 3-4 dresses and loved the last one. We had gone to only one store (David's Bridal) for their Black Friday sale, and it was a great price, too! I see those shows on TV with crazies trying to pick out dresses and really wonder about people!

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  4. Lovely - congrats, Mom! That hasn't happened to me yet - but it will in a year or two. :)

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  5. Love the wedding dress it is so cute on the quilt.

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  6. Happy Days!and a Happy Accident!

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  7. This block is adorable! I like her idea of not telling everyone how it actually looks.

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  8. Charming little block, Kelly! What a wonderful assortment of *memories* you're accumulating as you design and make these.
    Congratulations on the dress selection. I hope every decision as you plan the upcoming wedding is as easy! (Said by a recent MOB.)

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  9. Congratulations to your DD. Glad she's found her dress.
    Love the block. It reminds me of all the Barbie gowns and dresses I've made.

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  10. What a great block! I well remember the magic, and the tears, when DD found The Dress too!

    I was surprised at first -- I was sure you would do a block about the storm; after all, it was a once in a lifetime event (we hope)!

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  11. Just reading this post brings tears to my eyes, I always cry at weddings. It must be so special to see your daughter in a wedding dress. This block is beautiful and captures that special romance.

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  12. I love that you full-out disclose what didn't go right with your blocks. Of course the outcome is always amazing! What a beautiful block. You have had a heck of a year and I can't wait to see the finished quilt!
    p.s. Being the mother of all boys, I'm so jealous of wedding dress shopping.

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  13. Wedding tears of joy. Love your block and as always I am amazed at your creativity. Enjoy the wedding preparations.

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  14. what a special block. I love the way the dress turned out and the background is perfect~
    Love the beading!!

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  15. Your diary block is adorable, and it will become a lovely remembrance of you shopping with your daughter for her wedding gown. I hope we'll get to see pictures of her in it... after the wedding, of course.

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