I couldn't let Tartan Day pass without a post. My addiction to plaid has been well documented!
Before surgery a couple of weeks ago, I was working on a new, small quilt from my plaid and wool fabric stash. My main source of plaid wool has long been the thrift stores. Back in 2014, I ran across this tartan skirt, and I couldn't pass it up for just $6.00.
The label said it was from Scotland! I deconstructed the garment; then felted it by washing it in hot water, then finished the process in a hot dryer. This makes the fabric soft and keeps it from fraying -- perfect for appliqueing.
Here is the project using the plaid for the applique background.
Now, that I'm on the road to recovery from surgery, I hope to finish it up soon.
Until then, Happy Tartan Day --- add a little plaid to your life!!