I decided that as I usually send my sister a bag or a purse every year for her birthday, and we always joke how she really doesn't need any more, a break with tradition was finally in order. So an Infinity scarf seemed like a good idea as it is coming to the end of summer in NZ, (although she got sunburnt sailing last weekend, so little sympathy from me right now).
Rejecting flannel, as I wanted something a little lighter weight to mix it with, I pulled out my remaining Oakshott fat eighths and some of the Dead Simple Runner off-cuts, and set to work.
The Oakshotts were perfect as they stop the scarf being too floaty, (that is a good thing in my sister's eyes), giving it a bit more structure in a softer way than regular quilting weight cotton.
I stitched together a small panel of the offcuts to make a stripey section and take the length up to 54" and followed (well sort of) Kerry's post here.
I think I am definitely in need of more Oakshott - which is handy as Lynne has the most awesome giveaway running at the moment over at Lily's Quilts, and my fabric 'kitty' is well and truly depleted at present.
If you are in need of more proof of the greatness of Oakshotts, check out Fiona's recent quilt top, or the Brit Bee masterpiece of Judith's.
I am probably still going to make my sister a coin purse, as I am a traditional kind of girl like that, and I have enough voile left for another scarf for me, win win xxx