July 1, 2014
Barbara's Quandary (and Some Weaving)
The butterfly quilt is still unfinished and I think I may be talking myself out of adding borders. It's 78x 78" and after straightening up my linen closet and quilt truck I realized I really don't need another big quilt. As is, it will fit nicely on the twin bed in my sewing room. Any advice before I take it down from the design wall?
While I mull over the future of my quilt, I've done a little weaving. This lovely scarf was warped with a solid lavender sock yarn, and the weft was a self-striping sock yarn, alternating with a sparkly variegated yarn.
I used the sparkly yarn to break up the solid sections of the self-striping yarn. The patterned parts of the self-striping yarn wove up into some nice geometric patterns.
Now I'm weaving a sock yarn warp with a variegated wool blend. That's eyelash yarn in the warp along the sides. I've picked up several colors in the thrift store and I'm experimenting with weaving with them. I like the pop of texture it gives.