This morning I finished the edges on the scarf I started in Maine at the Slow Stitching Retreat in the appliqué class with Alison Glass. It was a nice, bite-size project to start at 'quilt camp' as we affectionally started calling it. It's also been a fun and easy thing to work on while giving my almost-seven-year-old daughter quilting lessons. She has taken an interest and has started her first patchwork quilt(!). More on that in another post. . .
Of course I grabbed the wrong fabric to take to the class, so my friend Michelle let me borrow some of of this beautiful jersey — Solid Knit in Indigo by Alison Glass for Andover. I replaced it when we took a trip to Fiddlehead Artisan Supply in Belfast. Then I realized I didn't have a perle cotton that worked with the Denise Schmidt Modern Solid (it's close to Kaufman Wasabi). . . so Alison whipped out perle in Curry from her collection for Weeks Dye Works. Whew! Quilters are a generous bunch. :)
This jersey is 66" wide, so I was able to leave the selvedge edges raw on each end of the scarf. Instead of finishing the sides with a double fold, I folded them only once, letting the jersey curl a bit both for fun and also to help avoid bulk. Now my only dilemma is whether to cut out the enso shapes on the back of the scarf which would make it reversible. I'm not quite ready to wear this just yet but cool temps are just around the corner.