Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I have been working on a new queen sized quilt for our guest bedroom. Picking a design for a queen size quilt is so daunting because you have so many blocks to make that you better really like your choice!

I decided to go with the Rocky Mountain Puzzle block after seeing this quilt.
Rocky Mountain Puzzle Block
A couple weeks ago I picked up some Fort Firefly prints and I couldn't wait to start using them.  The fabrics are gorgeous and the fabric is so soft, I wish I could have bought the entire line.  So far I only have one block done, but I have a stack of close-to-done blocks sitting on my cutting table.

In addition to these blocks I have spent the last few days working on curtains for my son's room.  When we bought our house one of the things that we loved the most about it was how light and bright it was.  It turns out that light and bright all of the time is a little overwhelming, so even though we now have blinds, shades, or shutters on all of the windows, I need to get some curtains on the upstairs windows ASAP so it will be a little less oven-like up there.  
joel dewberry curtains
It was a little tricky to get a photo since my son's room isn't very big.  I was standing outside the door, leaning over the stair railing to get this one.  I have loved this Joel Dewberry Notting Hill print since I first saw it and I was more than happy to have an excuse to buy a whole bunch of it.  

The fabric is sateen and I used blackout lining to make the curtains so these were heavy!  Plus my husband has been working 15+ hours a day, so it was my job to hang up the curtain rod.  It was the first time I have ever used a drill and I had to look up how to put the drill bit into the drill on YouTube so I am pretty proud of getting it up!
I used this tutorial for making hidden tab curtains and, other than managing a massive amount of heavy fabric, was pretty easy.  I will definitely be using these directions again to make curtains for all the other zillion windows in the house.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.  


16 comments :

  1. Love your block choice! I've made similar with a big square center, this variation is really fun, and will make a stunning quilt.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this! I love the block you made, the colors are so nice together. I have been looking for something similar (HST-y but not all...) to use for a large pillow, merci beaucoup for the inspiration.

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  3. Great block and stunning curtains! The Joel dewberry was a brilliant choice!

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  4. Love the block - it'll make a great guest quilt. The only queen size quilt I've made was the Swoon which had HUGE blocks so it was easy to love each one since there were only 9. :)

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  5. Those curtains are incredible, and love your block!

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  6. The curtains look great! Which tutorial did you use for the hidden tabs? I couldn't find the link in your post.

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  7. It's going to be a beautiful quilt! Those curtains are so awesome! Good job with the curtain rod and hanging the curtains! Our new house still has four windows and one windowed-door that only have blinds and need curtains...I keep thinking I should get on that...hmmm..

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  8. Those curtains are fantastic! And I totally remember that quilt you linked to - I am a big fan of that as well. Yours is going to be great!

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  9. Lovely block and those curtains are stunning!

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  10. OMG the curtains!!! I know what I'm putting in my new sewing room now! Me and plaid are like this (you can see but I'm crossing my fingers. It makes it really difficult to type.). ;) I don't know how I didn't think of it. Thanks for the inspiration!!! :)

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  11. Your Rocky Mountain Puzzle quilt will be awesome!

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  12. Oh, what a great idea to use Satine for curtain fabric. You did a wonderful job!

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  13. Sleek and dynamic. That's what springs to mind upon seeing these. Cool patches of pastels. There are many factors that can make window treatments work, one of which is curtain material. You got that covered right there, though maybe you can mix it up more, sometime in the future. Bring out angles and configurations not previously contemplated.

    Roxie @ Allure

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  14. Loving the colors used in this one, and even looks good on the color of the wall. Windows can get kinda drab with nothing on it, so adding curtains liven things up. Just make sure they would still look good when you consider the other parts of the window.
    Greg Arnett @ SunburstShuttersAZ.com

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