Friday, 8 February 2013

February book project in Oakshott

For my February Book Project [with Ange over at Heart of Charnwood], I decided I should FINALLY make the "Peppermint Neck Warmer" [aka neckerchief which is what I keep calling it!] from the Malka Dubrawski book - Fresh Quilting.  I purchased the corduroy ages and ages ago for this specific project -- I guess I was waiting for the right fabric to present itself to me!!  I decided to use some of my precious Oakshott cottons from the Colour Box given to me on my birthday last year.  And here is the finished project:


I used part of four pieces of my precious and delicious Oakshott fabrics for this scarf.  I have not photographed them very  well here but if you were to EVER splurge on some fabric, DO buy some yummy and delicious Oakshott.  Worth the money for the rich colours that's for sure.  There is a sheen equal to magic in these shot cottons and they shimmer without being shimmery.  Yum.


I dug through my button box [one of my favourite things to do] and found this glass beauty which was perfect for this neckerchief-thing!  This button looks more amazing in real life - it also didn't photograph very well.

 
I made my neckerchief a little longer than the book called for which I think I like but perhaps I made it 2 inches too long... time will tell once I start wearing it.  It was a miracle that I even had the right colour thread in the house when I decided to sew it together so I am pleased I could start and finish it in one sitting without having to go buy something else to complete it!  I'm not usually this organised!  It didn't take long at all to put together once I had decided on the fabrics (always the hardest part, no?).  And lucky me, I have some really fine wale corduroy in black that I plan to make another neckerchief with another time.

 
Great book by the way - especially "Annie's picnic quilt".  It is a green beauty!
 
Linking to Heart of Charnwood, Whoop Whoop, TGIFF and Amanda Jean.

Heart of Charnwood

16 comments:

a maidenhair fern said...

darling "neckerchief". the corduroy will be warm, nice finish.

Mara said...

Very pretty looking, would love to see what it looks like while you are wearing it.

Kelster H said...

This is lovely! Well done Amy!

Charlotte said...

the shimmery button is perfect with the oakshotts! Droooool!

heart of charnwood said...

Looks fab Amy, well done, and good luck with the competition! :)

Di said...

Beautiful. Di x

Gertie Pye said...

This is a lovely little project Amy. I love Oakshotts too - I sewed with them for the first time last month for the LMQG challenge and was surprised that the weave was a bit looser than normal quilting cotton. But the shimmer is just gorgeous. I nearly ran off with Shevvy's Oakshott bundles when she brought them along before Christmas. Yum yum!

Kit Lang said...

Your scarf is lovely!

SoSarahSews said...

I love the colors. I guess I will have to start making neckerchiefs when I move to London! Here in South Florida we have no need for that!

Pennie said...

Beautiful :-)

Indianna said...

This is a fantastic use for your Oakshot, bet it looks lovely in the sunlight.

Sharon said...

Well the fabrics you chose are beautiful....it will keep you warm...nice job

Tammy said...

That turned out really well.

Colette said...

It's gorgeous Amy, I love all the textures in there, must get some Oakshott... x

LynCC said...

Gosh - that's so pretty in the oakshott - love the sophisticated color/texture as well as the pinwale backing.

Sarah Craig said...

That's a beautiful scarf - those Oakshott cottons are amazing! Whoop whoop!!