Tuesday, February 19, 2008
My New Scarf
I just finished sewing this scarf tonight. It's made from fabrics that I had purchased for quilt square swapping and had left over from DX's 100 Good Wishes Quilt. The burgandy taffeta-like material I got as a fabric end for $4.00! I used it for the backing as well. Here's what the scarf looks like on:
I was inspired to make the scarf when I stumbled upon the wonderful blog by Pink Chalk Studio. One of the patterns for sale there is the "Rubblework Scarf". I didn't actually use the pattern, but looked at some of the pictures of different versions of the scarf, and then used Amy Butler's free pattern for a "Cozy Scarf" to guide me.
I'm pretty happy with the results. It's a little bit intense, maybe, mostly due to the 'black & bright' Laurel Burch fabric (the cats and dogs)- but I dearly love that fabric. I bought it when we were vacationing in Ottawa a couple of summers ago. I made a special quilt shop trip to get some fabric for OHGWQ swaps, and I was totally drawn to the Laurel Burch fabrics. Sadly, I've heard that Laurel Burch passed away several months ago.
Anyways, the scarf was a quick little mini-project and I might even make another one in a totally different palette. Blues and creams, maybe.
But the next sewing project on my agenda is a "rag quilt". DX's not-for-profit preschool is having an auction to raise money for playground equipment, so if it turns out OK, then I'll donate it for that. It will be a couple of weeks before I get at it, I think.... as long as no other mini-projects pop up in the meantime. I've got to stop reading art blogs!