We four Frankfort girls had fun in Cincinnati at the International Quilt Festival. I took pictures, but the rules for sharing photos have me scared to death that I will break some copyright rule and be hauled off to prison.
My thinking is this: I keep this blog for no other reason than to record the stuff I'm working on and to share it with a few people. It's sort of a public diary or journal. I do not make any money or advertise for any company or individual. So as long as I identify the maker of the quilt and the festival where I saw it, why would anyone care that I shared a picture? Or two? Or twenty?
Since I'm too wimpy to show the other pictures I took, I will simply explain that I mostly photgraphed the tradtional quilts, as opposed to the art quilts. I guess I take pictures of quilts I am likely to make; I don't ever see me making anything that would fall into an "art quilt" category. I appreciate the workmanship, but have no desire whatsoever to attempt any such project.
I did a lot of shopping and even more browsing. I thought the place was very warm, but it might have been just me and my power surges. *g*
After busting the bank account on fabric at the festival, I am home and redirecting my focus for a couple of months. I don't know if I've mentioned it here on the blog or not, but Emma and I decided that we are making her prom dress. She showed me what she liked in the magazines, and her favorite one seemed really simple. So we went shopping for a pattern; believe it or not, the first one I suggested to her is the one we bought! It is going to be pretty easy to make (however, I've never put boning in a dress bodice before, so we shall see how that goes). It's a McCalls pattern.
The color is champagne, and we are using shantung as the underfabric and organza as the overfabric. It is all very flowy from the empire waist down; the strapless bodice is ruched and the midriff will be trimmed with some beading.
I've constructed a practice bodice today (minus the boning) and am waiting for Emma to try it on. Once we are certain that everything is going to fit properly, I will hunker down and get to work! Prom is April 30.