Friday, February 5, 2010

quick and easy scarf

Here's the Little Folks voile scarf. Washed, dried and ready to wear.  It only took about 15 minutes to construct, including hand sewing the opening closed.

Patterned after this photo, mine is 8.5" wide and the dobby stripe on the ends is 8.5" long. I almost feel like the striped ends are too long, but I wanted as much length as I could get out the yardage I bought. I like it doubled over, as in the left photo. I think I'll wear it today.

Dallas Modern Quilt Guild and projects in progress

The first meeting of the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild was held last night at City Craft in Dallas. It was fun to meet other like-minded quilters from the DFW area. I regret not taking any photos, but I know a good time was had by all although I have no photos to prove it.

City Craft is amazing. Callie has created such a fun space for modern quilters and sewers. It's a quaint place, but her selection is amazing; she's only got the good stuff! Speaking of good stuff... have you touched this Anna Maria Horner Little Folks voile?

I cannot begin to describe how amazing it feels. I had my first chance to see it in person last night at City Craft and couldn't leave without some.  The blue floral and pink dobby will become a top or maybe a dress, and the red floral with purple dobby will hopefully be a scarf before the day is over.

As usual, I've got multiple projects going on at once. I started another ripple afghan.

This one is made with Lion Brand Cotton-Ease, which I really like because it's machine washable. Last month's cotton ripple became a scarf after I decided my chain row was too tight and rather than pull it out, I just stopped at five colors and declared it a scarf. My mom, the master crocheter, chained and crocheted the first row of this one for me. Thanks, Mom!

I've made some progress on the reverse applique skirt. It's a good take-along project. I've been working on during Shea's gymnastics class.

Well, I'm off to make a scarf. The sun is out for the first time in a couple of days. It's got me feeling good and I'm too inspired to sit here any longer!