Monday, March 7, 2016

Fat Quarter Scarves

I wear a lot of scarves.  You see, my wardrobe is mostly block colored basics (tank, cardigan, jeans) so a scarf adds pattern, color variety and texture.  I have tried to make an infinity scarf in the past, but I always feel like it's too tight/choking me/eating my head.  Recently, Anna pointed out the Tea Rose Home tutorial where you can make a patchwork scarf of five fat quarters of quilting cotton.  I had to try it. 

When you look at the Tea Rose Home post, you'll see that her scarf is a bit shorter than one I would normally wear.  I tend to wrap it fully around my neck so the two ends dangle in front.  I decided, then to use six fat quarters to increase the length.  In the first scarf, I combined Mon Ami, Hearty Good Wishes and Reel Time (from the shop), focusing on bringing together mustard yellows and navy blues.  This seems to be a constant go-to color combo in my wardrobe.


I am quite pleased with how it came together.  It's very quick, very easy to stitch together and doesn't look too patchworky when you're wearing it in a twisted ring around your neck.  The length is good for me, so I am glad to have added that extra fat quarter.  



Feeling optimistic, I pulled whites, creams and grey fat quarters from Reel Time, Mon Ami and Modern Background Paper to compliment my ever growing grey cardigan collection.  Again, I was completely pleased with the result!  Love how the fabrics give color variety/values, but do not stand out individually.





Both scarves are a bit thick, bulky and warm as compared to a voile scarf.  In the Galway weather, that is entirely fine with me.  I don't see these as an addition to my summer holiday wardrobe.  (I don't really have one anyway, living in Ireland!)  I imagine that they will become softer with washing.

My only regret with these scarves is that I didn't have the little pom pom edges as described in the Tea Room tutorial.  They are completely fine as they are and I never would have thought of it until I saw that "extra" on her website.  Next time, my friends.  

10 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Gorgeous Cindy! I have some voiles that I have been contemplating making into a scarf, so this link will be perfect! I can imagine yours will be well used too!

Leanne said...

These are lovely!

dutchcomfort said...

I love it! Great way to make a dent in my fabric stash!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

I think the 'where' you make them is crucial too to the success ;)
Love the greys xxx

Isisjem said...

These are great and you can never have enough scarves!

pennydog said...

These are awesome!

Shasta Matova said...

These are really pretty. Love how they look wrapped around.

Archie the wonder dog said...

They're gorgeous!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Oh I do like the grey scalf..I hear that you got some lovely cold weather the last month...glad I missed that!

Helen said...

They are fabulous 💕 Now I really want to try making one!

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