What do you call a quilt made from dance costumes?  A fringe movement!  My client sent me 24 costumes that belonged to her now-27-year-old daughter.  I used 20 of them to create this quilt blanket.

Each block was underlined in a cotton fabric to add stability.  the framing fabric is a black cotton with a grey swirl, which reflects the idea of motion. The backing is a fabulously soft minky cuddle hide.

My client wanted to preserve as many details as possible. So I tried to show the shape of the bodice or the lace covering and kept the fringe free so it could dangle.

In all, quite a labor of love, but a fun result!