After hanging quilts I decided that I need to make some window treatments. I have a lot of old blocks that I know I will never use because they really aren’t the best quality or made well enough to make into a quilt. The blocks I am using today are from a quilt top that someone decided to wash (and a few mice chewed on years ago). An antique hand pieced quilt top should never go in the washing machine before it is quilted or it will fall apart. The fabric frays like crazy. There are however several blocks that aren’t too far gone. I decided that I can make them into valances for some windows.
This will go in the living room….one more this size and one twice as wide will go in the bay window. I’ll post pictures of how they look when I get them done.
You can see how distorted and uneven the blocks are but they will work for the windows.
I haven’t been able to get much hand quilting done but I did see a magnifier that I think will work for me. I plan to get it ordered this week.
Teddy is helping to make the backing for the block quilt. We are using the fabrics from the blocks to make a scrappy back.
He can’t ever decide where to sit when I am sewing so I put his chair in the studio. Now he spends his time standing and trying to see everything. I think I will move the chair closer to the window so he can see the yard and the street.