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Wedding Chuppah #2

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This is the wedding chuppah that I made for my oldest son's wedding which took place outdoors in July 2004.  The bride asked for turquoise and shades of pink and chose this traditional applique design which was adapted from a commercial pattern by Nancy Pearson.  The silk crepe de chine was dyed with procion MX dyes and then the flower heart wreath was created with machine applique.  Every petal was a different color and the machine thread had to be changed for each!!  The white border on the top was part of the florist's canopy and I was unable to attach the 6 foot silk quilt any other way.  The streamers were all tubes of silk fabric that were dyed with the dyes that I mixed for the quilt. 

Comments

All of your chuppahs are such beautiful works of art! I love how you hand quilted with silk thread. Are these something that your kids can hang as wall art in their homes post weddings??? Although I would want to protect them as well, at all cost! I found your blog through Margarets blog, and your art work is spectacular as well. I am enjoying looking around, for sure!

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