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. A Lovely Year of Finishes

4 comments:

  1. Bet the kitty hates seeing the curtains going up :)

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  2. Whoa, that's a harsh thing to say about something someone has put so much work and love into. :( I think the blue and ecru is pretty! And the stars do a nice job of breaking up the field as well. :) I'm sure it will be well-loved!

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  3. I love the photo of Chai's silhouette in the window. Your curtains are great! I love the quilt with the stars, and my brain is just fine!

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  4. Your curtains look like a lovely way to cut down on too much glare. At first glance, I thought the cat silhouette was a cute applique on the bottom of the quilt. My cats would be trying to get to the other side of this window curtain. The QOV looks like shooting stars and fireworks on a checkerboard sky to me and I am sure the recipient will love it ... :) Pat

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