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.