quilt shop with a vision in my mind of the scarves I wanted to create. I came out with some lovely fat quarters (thank goodness for a sale on fat quarters that week :)!) I try really hard to not buy a lot of new fabric but sometimes it is really hard :).
Scarf #2 is made up of pieces of the Zen Chic line from Moda. In keeping with my Remnants theme I added in bits of embroidery from a vintage tea towel that had some stains and could no longer be used for it's original purpose. The tea towel colors and theme (an Asian lantern and flowers) could not have been better! After a little futzing with piecing I discovered what worked and what didn't.
Above - futzing.
Below - the (almost) finished product. I LOVE how it turned out.
Scarf #3 is slightly different then scarf #2 as there are no triangles. I discovered straight lines work best. The fabric is a bit of new (sorry - I can't remember the name of the line) as well as a bit of stash fabric (the pretty green floral). I had a hard time choosing the right vintage linen but I think I ended up with the right one. It started out as a small round dresser linen and I ended up with the lovely large square, 2 small squares with flowers, and a funky rectangle where I pieced together two swirls. The backing is a dark red cotton that I had in my stash. I think it is perfect for Valentines!
Scarf #4 is made up of fabrics from the Sun Kissed line by Michele D'Amore for Benartex Fabrics. I cosmbined in two different vintage elements in this scarf. I thought that the combination of the fabrics had a "spring snowstorm" feel (a common thing here in the state of Minnesota) so I added in the end of a tea towel that featured a snowflake cutout as well as the crocheted ends from an old table runner that look like round snowflakes or fuzzy dandelion heads. The backing is a great white stash fabric with white "bubbles" all over it.
|The vintage crocheted lace from an old table runner.|
|The end of a vintage tea towel featuring a snowflake.|
The final decision for the scarves is how to finish them up. Just sew the two ends together? Put two or three fabric loops or button holes (which I don't know how to do) on one end and buttons on the other so they can have it as a regular scarf or infinity style?) Thoughts? Let me know.