|It's Done! Quit Nagging Me!|
The fabric is Monado in Havana colorway from Vervain. I found a reddish fabric for the contrast pleats in a pile in my studio, left over from a client's project so long ago that I don't remember where it came from. (Note: I really should have contrast lined those pleats instead of using white drapery lining for those pieces, because I don't like that I can see white lining peeking out there from the front). The trim at the bottom of the valance was another leftover piece from a long-ago project, a Robert Allen braid that is now discontinued, and it was top applied (NOT machine stitched). The valance is interlined and board mounted, with a narrow contrast piping at the board line.
|On the Cutting Table, Ready to be Mounted!|
The colors are truest in the photo above, taken just prior to mounting the valance. I really love this fabric, especially because of the little red-headed birdies. We have birds that look just like the fabric frequenting our bird feeders in the back yard.
So here's my newly improved laundry room! It's really tiny, more like a laundry closet, but the door is always open because I like having the natural light from the window. The dogs' water dish is in there, too, another reason the door has to stay open. I think the new window treatment dresses it up a little bit.
I must confess that I loathe sewing window treatments anymore. I still have some remaining naked windows around the house that I promised to sew for, including the F. Schumacher drapery panels for my office, but I would SO much rather start cutting out my next quilt instead!!