Thinking ahead

I have to say I am not normally very good about thinking ahead when it comes to sewing projects.  This is borne out by the fact that we still don't have a christmas quilt in our house, because by the time I get in the mood for such a project, it is hopeless to suppose that it will be finished in time!!!  However, perhaps it is because we have a new home that I am getting in to gear with a project to combat, what seems to be a potentially drafty front door.  Up here in the Yorkshire hills, it can get pretty cold and windy in the winter and as there is already a curtain pole up there - it would seem like a good time to make a start.   I decided that a thermal lined patchwork curtain would be a pretty fab idea seeing as Cybill the cat doesn't really look as if she is up to the whole job!

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So.....there's a plan.....

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 First there is the fabric...... a collection of Bonnie & Camille's Marmalade fabrics that I have been hoarding and a peice of straw coloured linen from my linen stash, which blends rather well with the gingham I have selected for the the loose covers for the hall sofa.

Then there is a design idea and a few measurements......I decided I wanted diamonds..... (always a girl's best friend, but I think not so much a quilter's) in a line down the edge of the curtain, bordered by my very favourite Ruby Red Kona solid fabric.  Some free motion quilting should embellish the plain linen section and maybe a sprinkling of diamonds in one section (to be reviewed) as I don't want the whole thing to be patchwork as it might be rather too much.  So that's the plan so far.  Let's see how it turns out.  Diamond shapes are not always the easiest to work with, but I do love the effect of them.

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I might be back soon tearing my hair out with all those bias edges - but I hope not.  See you guys soon, Ruby x