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Monday, October 17, 2011

Curtains

Definitely!  I was on a small 'home improvement' kick...at least through a bit of sewing.  I made three new covers for my throw pillows for the sofa, after purchasing a new slipcover and new living room curtains.  Then, my attention was drawn to my kitchen curtains (which I have only tolerated for now).  It seems I can never find exactly what I want regardless of how much actual shopping or web browsing I do.  So I sat down and tried to decide what I like.  First, my kitchen window is 72" wide.  Of course I have always had the usual valances and short panel curtains that have been available.  But I wanted something different for a change...something in colors that I knew I liked and with a pattern I liked.  After that overwhelming introduction, here they are.  Still short panel curtains with a valance, but with a little something added...a checkerboard and a few stars....a couple of my favorite things.:)

I drew the pattern for one 'scallop' on the valance on freezer paper.  It was a matter of making three additional scallops on the paper and ironing it to the fabric.  My biggest fear was that the valance would be too short or too long. It turned out to fit exactly into the window frame the way I wanted...with no shirring on the rod  so that the scallops would hang flat and straight.  The stars?  What else?  Wool felt!
Oh, and have you ever tried to take pictures of curtains in your window when the sun is shining?  Almost impossible!  These pictures were actually taken before the sun came up this morning.

3 comments:

Diane (di) said...

Michele, they are beautiful. Love stars and the scallops, too... great job!

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Congrats on a purposeful and fulfilling project, really nice:)

Cindy said...

Really love the curtains. How creative