Tiny Dresses Make a Sweet Heirloom Quilt

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Showcase One Block on a Pillow or in a Frame!

For years Brenda Karon Shade saved fabric from dresses made for her granddaughters. She eventually decided she wanted to make a quilt  from the scraps.





The result was a tiny replica of each dress, appliqued to a background square to form a quilt block. Several blocks were combined into a quilt. Embroidery, smocking and other details were added to each little dress.

Grace Quilt Block“Grace” quilt block.

Over time Karon created patterns and kits for each of the little dress blocks. Now there are over 36 patterns, including a line of fairy tale dresses and christening gowns.

Christening Gown Quilt“Christening Gown” quilt.

Blue Gingham Dress Block

“Gingham Lt. Blue” quilt block.

Click here to see quilts made from the dress blocks (click on the photos to make them larger).

Each dress block is 12″ square and can be made into a pillow, a mini quilt or framed for the wall. A quilt made from 12 blocks, with 1″ sashing and a 4″ border, is about 50″ x 64″.

You’ll find the full list of dress patterns here (click on the photos to go to the pattern pages).

 

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