One of the first crafty projects I made in the early days of this blog was a patchwork scarf. Remember when we all made those? I used an assortment of cotton patchwork and backed it with a remnant of a vintage chenille bedspread. It felt Springtime fresh and happy, I loved it. The only problem, as cute as it was (and if you've never made one, these scarves do get a lot of comments from people), it wasn't particularly cozy. At least on the level of cozy that I operate.
Here in New England, so many months of the year require cozy.
I wanted stylish, modern fabrics in flannel. That seemed like the perfect idea for these simple to make patchwork scarves. The only problem? Nobody at the time was desinging the sort of funky flannel I was looking for. Mostly, the flannel available in the stores (available to me) looked better suited for a baby quilt or jammie pants. Hmm...
And then Anna Maria came to the rescue. A girl who knows how to get things done. She fixed things right up for those of us craving cute and sassy flannel prints. The holidays were the perfect time to indulge, I picked up a fat quarter pack of Folksy Flannel and got to work... making a total of six scarves from the lot (with the help of Emily and her friend).
For the backing I used an incredibly soft flannel by Windham Fabrics, and I prewashed everything.
There you have it, Folksy Patchwork Scarfs were the handmade gift of the season this year, and you know what? Nobody complained.