Saturday, January 30, 2010
My sister's birthday is coming up next week. I tried to start some projects for Christmas, but I just couldn't get anything done. Moving back into our house and cleaning up the house we were in took all of my time. However, I decided that for her birthday, I would make a Natalie Chanin inspired scarf. It is similar to the one I did shown in an earlier post. However, this time I decided to try something different. I used a black and white T-shirt material, so it is high contrast. I made it reversible by using embroidery floss and sketched a trumpet vine directly on the material with soap. If you don't know this trick, it is a great one that my mother taught me. You can sketch your quilt lines onto dark fabric with soap. It fades, so sometimes I have to do it more than once, but I just give myself a general outline. I then stitched the leaves, stem and flower, and then cut out using a reverse applique technique. I have to say, that the reverse applique is SOOOOOO much faster than the applique. I was able to finish this scarf while my kids were at school. It was a fun project, which I hope my sister enjoys.