They're done. Finally!
When I decided to run with my hankering to make flying geese curtains for Liam's room, I had no idea I'd have to make One Hundred Ninety Seven. Sometimes ignorance is the best way to make a start. Yes, this project took much longer than I expected, especially done in bits and pieces between other projects. But, hallelujah - it's done! And I love how it coordinates with Liam's quilt. His quilt is so simple that I figured the curtains could have more detail without overwhelming the room.
I used a multitude of aqua, orange and brown prints from my stash, plus Kona bone (a milky white), Kona Paprika (red/orange) and Kona mocha for a soft brown. The rows of geese are interrupted by 3" wide sashing of Heath in chocolate by Alexander Henry. Sorry for the sub-par photos. It's so tricky to photograph curtains!
There was a point (ok, several) when I wondered if I was crazy to make flying geese as curtains. And when I took the almost finished work along with me shopping for sewing machines, several ladies asked me in very concerned tones "what are you making, dear?" I can't blame them since I had purported to be a quilter, and yet was hemming this project after backing it with microsuede.... Much relief accompanied the answer, "Oh, these are curtains!"
I actually think that microsuede was a great way to go. Not only is it on sale at this time of year at my local Hancocks, but it's not see-through like most other white fabrics. It should have some thermal properties too, which can't hurt. In this dark, backlit picture you can kind of see that the curtains don't let a lot of light through, even at the Kona bone sections.
Hey, you haven't seen this yet either! Yeah, I put this up in the fall and thought... I'll just wait until I get those curtains up real soon to share. Hmm... Well, it's a Basic Grey sampler, specifically the large Rook. It was quite a treat to put together with scraps from his quilt and others from my scrap bin. To secure them in place, I just used fabric glue. Easy!
Liam's corner is looking uber quilty, isn't it? Yesterday he said, "When I'm big enough to sew..." so, I don't think he minds. Now, the next thing would be to switch out those animal pictures (original to his nursery) and repaint the matte and then also repaint the room because gray doesn't go with all this brown....
Or, not. How about I go make a quilt instead?
P.S. I just bought a fabric bundle at Whipstitch at $29.% off! Coupon "extraday" is good through tomorrow on any one item. They always share great coupons through their newsletter in case you'd like to be in the loop!