Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Curtains in the Backcountry
We have incredible views from our windows, and unlimited privacy. What luxury! The reason for curtains is to shade the rooms from bright summer sunlight and glare on the computer. My challenge was deciding on fabric colors for curtains before the walls are completed and painted. Once I quit angsting about that and decided that I can always make new curtains any time, it was a lot easier. I made simple flat curtains with loops to hang them from rods. I went with colors and elements in place; the little black wood stove, slate tiles, and corrugated metal wainscoting. For the dining area I went with the predominant outdoor color, green, and simple white curtains with wavy sequined stitching. Those white curtains have hung in Ainsley's house and then in Diane's house. They are still good! (My motto.) I used black and white African mud print fabric and Amy Butler wild chartreuse flowers for the first and most vital curtain. The side curtain is made with scraps of the two prints and ecru muslin. The last two photos are the project for "A Lovely Year of Finishes." This month is a Quilt of Valor project. Still ringing in my head are the words of a fellow quilter, who saw the blue and ecru checkered top and said, "only someone with a head injury would like that quilt." I can laugh about that now, but ouch! I told her that every veteran comes home wounded.