Saturday, December 10, 2011

Since we last spoke I have decided to stop making Christmas items so that I can focus on finishing up a project I started awhile ago. Yes, I am finally going to finish my daughters quilt. I figure it's time to get it done so she can use it this winter. Plus my son has placed his order for camouflage curtains when I'm done. Good thing I have next week off starting Monday. lol...

Remember this fabric?

I only have a little bit of each left so I had to come up with a plan for the backing to use it. I don't want to have much left over because I don't think I'd use it in any quilt I'd use. I LOVE the colors don't get me wrong. Just not the look I'm going for. :) So, this is the plan for the backing... Carefully drawn out and measured...

I began to cut up the fabric into the sizes I needed when I came to the last larger rectangle of fabric. Yep you guessed it I ran out of brown fabric. I was to have 4 large rectangles of brown on the back. I bought plenty in the beginning BUT dummy me used some to make some apron and bonnets sets that I sold. GRRRRRR... DUH! So the plan had to change. I looked in my stash and I didn't have any plain brown fabric. Then I thought I could substitute a floral brown NOPE... not enough of that either. So, this morning after I got off work, I had to run to the store to buy more material to complete it. Of course they didn't have the same dark brown I had so I decided on a lighter brown. Now I will have 2 dark brown and 2 light brown rectangles. It's the back right? No one will ever see it. LOL.

I have the two darker brown ones finished. As you can see I didn't have long enough strips of certain fabrics either. LOL... This will be interesting when I get it done. LOL.

I also went to the Goodwill and found a few things. The main thing I found was a different curtain for my kitchen. I know these pics are hard to tell but I had panels that I pulled back. These have been here since I moved in. Can you believe it's been almost 4 years ago on Jan 1 ?!?!? I can't. Anyway...

Before... it's hard to take a good pic when the light is coming through.

I found this brand new Park Design valance. It is black, mustard, and barn red. PERFECT!!!! I just don't understand why companies don't line curtains. I mean I know why, so you have to keep buying new ones. But lining them helps with sun fade. So, I think this will be a project this winter to line it.

After... I kinda like the change. :) I even washed my window inside and out before I hung it. FYI glass cleaner does not freeze in 20 degree weather. LOL. Now the sun is too bright coming through because it's clean LOLOLOL. This should tell you that I didn't get around to cleaning my windows this fall. shhhhhhh....

I took a break from sewing to chat, so I better get back to it. Steve and I haven't really seen each other all week. He has a few things to do at his rentals then he says we are going to "hang out" LOL. Which entails sitting in front of the TV. No kids until 4:30-5 this evening so it's all ours.

I'm still working on more photos of my Christmas decorating. I will post more next week.

Until then... Have a wonderful weekend!
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renee said...

You are right Mary!
It's so we will buy more! LOL! I like them, and I think the quilt will be amazing when it's done!
I am glad you are getting some down time too! You deserve it!
Have a good day!

Kendra said...

About the fabric you made/sold, hind sight is 20/20. I just growled about something like that the other day.
The new curtains look beautiful, I love Park Designs stuff.
Enjoy your quiet evening!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Pretty ~
Giggling over camo curtains~ my nephew would LOVE to have some~
have a wonderful day

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frontporchprims said...

How funny!!! I just found out that glass cleaner doesn't freeze too. I was cleaning my house late into the night expecting company the next morning and the sliding window had to be done. Inside and out!! New curtains can make such a difference. Good luck with the quilt. It will be beautiful. -Steph-

TheCrankyCrow said...

I think that quilt will be all the more special because you're running out of everything - that's your primitive addition - the "make-do" aspect....Your daughter gets her not-so-prim coloring and such, and you have your prim-ness touch. And - oh - please don't even get me started on the curtain thing - I'm too tired too go on a rampage. Have a wonderful Sunday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin