Featured Cashmere patchwork quilts.

Discussion in 'Textiles, Needle Arts, Clothing' started by scoutshouse, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    I'm cleaning out my Dropbox and camera, coming across images I meant to share a long time ago.

    These sweet quilts are 'Rainey's (mom Lorraine's) handiwork...

    The end product of our cashmere scouting at thrifts. She set a record for cheapest - the sweater was 25¢, and she used her senior discount. Lol

    This was her first.
    Her second. I had no idea how this would turn out and neither did she! She just put it together using strips. In the image, they're horizontal. It turned out very Bauhaus-ish!

    Mom's not around, so she'll never make another, breaking my nieces hearts. (They'll be getting them;))
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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    those otta be toasty on a winters day...:happy:
  3. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    The "modernist" one is backed with thick wool and some of it is from coats, so yes! It is very warm and heavy.

    The blue and rust one is backed with some kind of wool crepe.
  4. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Very Nice Indeed !!! .. LOVE them !!! ... Joy. :):):)
  5. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Thanks, JUDY! I love 'em too. I don't really use them, anymore. I have a nice stack of hand made textiles I keep folded in my nick nack shelves.

    I always told new friends, "If she likes you, she'll make you an Afghan." And she sure did!
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  6. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Very nice scouts, I've searched everywhere for a cashmere blanket and never found one

    Found a nice Barbour cashmere sweater recently though

    Nothing like cashmere socks either !
  7. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Maybe you can get your hands on an Avoca mohair blanket - I was lucky enough to find a full basket weave bedspread, it's beautiful. But black cat Shika means i have it on ice :(

    Check it out!
    Stella Cashmere Blend Throw
    Screenshot 2019-11-07 05.02.14.png :O

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  8. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    I like the idea of patching together like yours, rather than forking out for one. (Yep I'm going for a Rainey)ill see how many scarves I can find this winter

    But socks are staying as socks !
  9. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Those are wonderful, Scout!!
  10. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Look for big pieces, like men's sweaters and cashmere coats. More fabric.

    She got creative on that heavy one and used some sweater wrist and waist bands.
  11. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Thank you, @Bakersgma :)
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  12. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

  13. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    I dunno, @charlie cheswick

    A sock crazy quilt sounds pretty... cool?

    But scarves would be awesome if you find enough of them. Hadn't thought of that ;) They'd be nice, neat strips.

    Thanks @Figtree3 :)
  14. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Found 1 yesterday, a Scottish brand called lochmere(100%), see them quite often
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  15. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

  16. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    quite big actually scouts, measures 11 1/2 inches by 59 inches, wonder how many it would take ?

    loch1.jpg loch2.jpg
  17. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    don't count the fringe......:playful::playful:
  18. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    yeah 59 without the fringe bud, me toes will be sticking out !!:)
  19. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    that's long for a mans scarf.....nice find !
    I might have a blanket or two hanging around, but you'll do better putting together single scarves like you want to do......
    ps...not my single scarves though...;)
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  20. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    59 inches is about 5 inches wider than my double bed! So, say you wanted to proportionally cover a bed, you'd need to stack 7?

    I wish mine were that size, so my feet didn't stick out... They're more like throws.
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