Monday, August 10, 2009

Fashion Statements at the Quilt Show

While at the Asheville Quilt show over the weekend, besides seeing wonderful quilts, many people wore their finest quilted vests and jackets, also great to see! A couple of very cool "fashion statements" caught my eye - One was these wonderful "leggings" - loved the swirls of color - really wild!
And the other was this wonderful skirt made by Carol Sloan. Carol got the idea and pattern from the book - The Alabama Stitch by Natalie Chanin. Carol and I both saw an exhibit a while back at the Front Gallery. It featured unique wearables and some items made using this technique from this book. Carol used a knit fabric, basted the 2 layers together and did a reverse applique. She was able to carry the individual panels with her to work on.
The stitching became one of the design elements, including the "knots" and "tails". It was wonderful to see in person and looked very comfortable and great on Carol.
It was great fun to see the fashions as well as the quilts!

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