Thursday, January 3, 2008

I'd Rather Be Quilting

Maybe you have been wondering what I have been upto lately, without much quilting posting going on. Well, although I would rather be quilting, I did these custom window treatments for a client of mine. I plan on keeping these kind of jobs to a minimum, but it was good to break up the usual. These were installed just a few days before Christmas.
Here are the Roman shades. All of the windows in this room were made from Terry Thompsons Oak Leaves and Reel for Moda. Anyhow, I love Roman shades, and I am planning on making some for my kitchen sometime in the near future. As a sidenote, the wall color in this picture looks rather pink, when in reality it is a darker tan without much pink at all. The colors worked out great.
This is the door swag valance. The door is going to be painted dark brown soon...

The big time sucker of it all was this monstrous sway for the bay window. It is hung from iron medallions. It took me a couple of hours to get this hanging just right, but I am quite happy with how it turned out. I am going to be doing the rest of this clients house through the coming months, so watch for more. Right now I am covering the cushions to her rocking chair. They were mauve, and now they need to go with the new color scheme.


4 comments:

Bubbles said...

Seriously Molly, you are so talented. Those look great. When are you coming to help me with mine???? J/K. I'd love it though. I bought iron medallion things a long time ago to do some sort of valance in my front room, but I haven't been able to commit to anything, so my windows still sit bare, after 6 years. You'd think I could come up with something. . . . oh well. I love that you show all your projects. Keep it up!

Beth said...

I love the way the ones on the bay drape. Lovely! Your customer is getting her money's worth!

Molly said...

I know what you mean about the commitment thing. I leave my own house undesigned all of the time because I can't commit to something. I guess with all of the money in the world you could change your mind . . . someday . . .

Beth said...

Hey Molly -- the skirt on my blog is Simplicity "It's So Easy" 4137. It has two views, a long and a short, but I made mine between the two lengths. Also, the sizing is a bit weird, I went with my measurements instead of my usual dress size and it fits pretty well!