If you didn't know, I live in an old, old, farmhouse. It's drafty in the winter. The wind blows straight at the front of the house and sometimes it feels like it's coming right on through. Sometime in the last year the bedroom curtain that was on this window went kaput! Since then it has been covered with this makeshift and super ugly green sheet. Not very attractive, it fell down regularly, and it was certainly not going to help at all with the cold weather on the way.
Did you see the beautiful Christmas stocking I made for my November Island Batik Ambassador project? I used fabric from this Emperor's Treasures strip pack. I still had a lot of fabric left, and just look at these gorgeous colors! I decided to use it up to make a quilted curtain.
I began by cutting the light purple coordinating fabric into 2-1/2" strips and sewed it together with the Emperor's Treasures strips.
I then sub cut into 2-1/2" strip sets.
After sewing the strip sets together, I added a couple of coordinating light purple strips of Island Batik fabric from my stash to each side of the checkerboard panel to make it the right size to cover my window.
I loaded it onto my quilting frame, using Hobbs Thermore batting. This is a thin, lightweight batting, perfect for this project.
I quilted in a swirly pattern. I love quilting swirls, and I'm so glad I did. It looks really pretty on the finished project.
Here is my finished quilted curtain panel. It looks so pretty with the light shining through. I bought a new curtain rod and installed it myself. I made ties with some of the 2-1/2" fabric strips, so I can roll it up and let the sun shine in on pleasant days. And on chilly days, like today I will have a better barrier to the cold, and a pretty room decoration. These window quilts are really easy to make, and help insulate a drafty window. I simply sewed a sleeve across the back for hanging.
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