Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Grandma's old drapes
Over the weekend I had a chance to read it and came up with an idea to try.
Deep in the recesses of the basement cedar closet there is a box labled: Grandma's old livingroom drapes - probably 1950's or earlier. Why I have been hanging on to them I'll never know. Sentimental value perhaps? At one time I thought I'd make something from them - tote bags maybe. My mother had cut into one panel to make a cushion cover many years ago.
The method is to cut large scale fabric into 2 inch squares, then sort those squares by how the fabric pattern falls. Some will be full of flowers, others will be empty background. Then there are those with half and half, either vertical or diagonal.
The blocks are sorted, then put together like a puzzle to get the effect of a heart or wreath of flowers. I'm going to give it a try.
I hope this works. I'll be thrilled to use the drapes up this way, and have an heirloom quilt or two as a result. My dear Hubby will just be thrilled to have the box of drapes gone!