|Close-up of the brown Curtain and white Shirting fabrics.|
First alteration... use the brown fabric in place of the string pieced scrappy browns.
Second alteration... if I wasn't string piecing the brown could I get away with a neutral stripe instead of piecing? Out came a white stripe shirting from my mother's stash. That's deep stash! Let's just say I remember this fabric from around 1970 when she tried sewing dress shirts for Dad.
|Queen size top|
Third alteration... re-arrange the blocks. How about a barn-raising pattern? Yep, looking better.
Don't you think those curtains should be pleased at how nice they look now? And, I have two curtain panels and a valance left over just in case this ends up in a room with a window that could use matching cafe' curtains.
Sometimes quilts just name themselves, but this one is eluding me for the time being. It doesn't look anything like the original pattern. Take a look HERE.