Monday, October 12, 2009

Scarf Project


I was looking for some quick Christmas project patterns when I picked up the holiday edition of Art Quilts. Inside was a fun pattern for free-pieced scarves using a variety of material. (my apology for not including the name of the author...it is pouring rain out and the magazine is in my quilting tote out in the car.)
They are fun to make. I used some wools that I had put in my stash while living in the U.K. and some ethnic prints that I loved too much to cut into... Sewing time is less than two hours - how long you spend playing in your stash a bit more than two hours (but time well spent!) I used the pattern for inspiration (ie I didn't really follow it other than making the scarf 7-1/2 inches wide finished....)

I have a couple more ready to go...including one using a lot of denim! I hope my sisters and nieces like them...

One the halloween front...the costume is done! I can't believe how difficult it was for me to follow this simple pattern. I pinned the trousers three times before getting it right! Grrr.....anyway my niece is ready to be ni hao kai-lan...

7 comments:

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Ni Hao Sio! I saw that pattern in the the quitl arts mag, and though about making a few myself! Yours are quite inspiring!
I would need to get some wools...I guess. adn that would get me onto another wool kind of new project...sigh... I best not... one knows how sidetracked I can get!

Marj said...

Those scrafs look great and now you are on your way to getting ready for the holiday early, way to go!

Ali Honey said...

I love the look of your scarfs! What do they feel like to wear? The wool part would be soft but not sure about denim ??? and cottons???
Would it be suitable to make one side like your and line it with a soft fabric?( for against the neck ? )

*karendianne. said...

Oh I love these. You know how fantastic a gift this could be for Christmas? Yeah, I think you do. ...huh, and you wouldn't even go out in the pouring southern rains to get it for us? Sheesh. What service!

Mary said...

I have that magazine but haven't done anything other than flipped through it. For some reason I always think about scarves being knit or crocheted...do these have a nice drape?

Michelle said...

Love the scarves and the scrapier the better!

Sharon said...

I just got that mag and haven't done anything but a quick scan through it,. Your scarves look great - warm AND scrappy! I'll have to check it out - thanks!