WIP Wednesday – Curtains…. or not?

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

This is the boring curtains pattern I mentioned. I need 4 strips of 5 blocks for each curtain (helped with a chunk of fabric at the top and bottom- they are for patio doors), which means at 3 columns done I’m quite a long way of finishing and I HATE this pattern! I wish I hadn’t started it, it’s SO boring and I’ve only done 8 of the boring blocks!

Don’t get me wrong I LOVE the fabrics, Salt Air may be my favourite fabric range ever ever ever, but the slashed grid blocks are just taking SO long for a not very inspiring and creative end product.

So should I persevere and get them curtains done or should I make simple, one fabric NORMAL curtains, finish half of my intended work and make a simple lap quilt, adding the rest of the layer cake to my stash (even though I’ve slashed half of the blocks)? What do you think? Is there another solution staring me in the face? Maybe I’m just not a fan of “modern” patchwork!



  1. Posted August 29, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’m sorry you’re not happy with it! And I agree – it looks a little chopped up with the white strips. Persevere, and I hope you’re happy with the finished product!

  2. Posted August 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Please please carry on! they may be boring to do but they look so good!! Who wants normal curtains?! X

  3. Posted August 29, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’m with Lucy — keep forging ahead. I think it will look wonderful!

  4. Posted August 29, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I like it for a quilt but I’m not sure about for curtains. If YOU don’t like it now, you probably won’t like it as a curtain, either, and will want to rip if off the door every time you see it. (At least I would if I didn’t like it.) Maybe you could do a lap quilt and give it away? Just my opinion. I really like the colors and prints together.

  5. Posted August 30, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Why not put a row or two at the top or bottom of a neutral, solid color and hang them! Pinterest has a lot of neat ideas for “chopping” up plain old tab curtains and fancifying them this way!

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