This pale sage green/soft yellow/blue striped fabric is sheer and flow-y. I knew *immediately* it was what I was looking for to put in the family room. The area has a horse motif, with a honeyed oak fireplace, a wainscot, hunter green carpet, and a denim blue furniture set. I needed a fabric to pull the carpet and the furniture together, that also lent itself to a warm, den-like feel. This is perfect!
I'll be pairing the plaid with a muslin lining, to give it body. The muslin will also show (if I follow through with my plans for jabots) and add an additional touch of warmth to the appearance and 'feel' of the coupling. I'll be doing this drapery set first! :)
Look at this rich, luxurious paislied print, will ya? Another immediate 'knowing' that I'd found the right piece . . .this time for the Master bedroom. The master bedroom has honeyed oak furniture, and a full bath, for which I desire to create a window valance, and a swag set for the mirrors above the bathtub. Alas, this fabric was a remnant, and I've not enough to do the entirety of the project with it alone. Therefore, I'll be searching for a suitable companion fabric for this project, that the paisley might be an accent, rather than the primary piece. I LOVE this print!!
The camera does not do this fabric justice. It is a heavy weight golden diamond print with maroon and hunter green accents. When I laid eyes on it, I, again, immediately knew what I would do with it . . .something unexpected . . .something seeded in me without my full awareness: I am going to re-upholster our dining room chair pads in this print (thanks, Hadias!!) and create a matching valance or swag to pull the dining room together!
The 'Drapery Project' has been on my mind for years. Had it not been for Hadias' decision to do the BCC, I might not have ever jumped up and accomplished the task. What is it about women sharing that compells us to forward motion? I suppose in some way, the BCC is reflective of the quilting days of old, when women would gather to sew, and share. I personally feel a quiet sense of gratefulness that I've others to collaborate with.
Happy Project Making, y'all ~