Remember the window valance project?
It started because I really hated the blinds in the new space.
I was not a big fan of that really dark paint either! A really dark gray-green. I hung a black and white quilt that sort of made the paint look intentional.
But it was not working for me (Next time I will post about how I hang quilts) I still hated the paint color.
I had the start of the new valances for the windows and decided I should really try it on the window to see if I liked it enough to make the others. Once the blinds were down and the one valance in place I realized that as long as things were moved I might as well paint ……while painting I saw a damp spot on the ceiling. The house was re-roofed a few years ago but they failed to do the little section over the bay window and it had a leak.
So I got the ladder and fixed that…..then got back to the task at hand and painted over that dark gray paint. Once that was done I figured what the heck I’ll paint the rest of the room. So lots of stuff moved out of the room, including the quilts I had just hung.
And I got to work painting more.
It is hard to tell in the pictures but the window wall is a tanish color and the other walls are celery. Once I get the room put back together I will post a picture……..but I found myself thinking that the last person who painted the woodwork didn’t do the best job so I might need to re-do that while I am at it.
So now that the roof is fixed and the room is mostly re-painted I can get back to making the rest of the window treatments.
something more Quilty.
I have a new to me treasure. I was given this beautiful antique quilt at a guild meeting on Thursday (notice how the maker ran out of the red fabric and used the pink for that upper corner).
It had been stored for ages but in great shape….no wear at all…so I decided to wash it…..and it turned out beautiful (the difference in color is due to lighting).
The border fabric is really beautiful .
I don’t recommend washing antique quilts unless you know they can take it. That includes colorfast fabrics, not a lot of fraying shattering fabrics. I also got another quilt.
This is not a candidate for washing. The brown fabric is shattering.
The dye used is the culprit. Many brown fabrics from the era disintegrate because of the dye process.
The quilt is very dirty
Shattering brown and all that dirt means that this wont ever be a usable quilt but I think I might wash it so I can show what can happen when you wash a quilt that shouldn’t be washed.
But this one was a perfect candidate.