Sew Sweet Simplicity Panel Curtains

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Last week, when I completed my Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM blocks and made them into kitchen curtains, I said I would post pictures of the curtains as soon as a non-snowy and sunny day came along.  Well, there are still some small hills of snow around, but the sun is bright and the sky is blue – so, here are the curtains.   The top picture shows the bay window area and this is the panel over the sink.

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I tried several approaches to making the blocks into curtains and decided to use a simple, streamlined method of using the blocks with sashing and borders to make panels which are very much like wall hangings with a sleeve on the back rather than regular curtain casings.  I wanted the panels to hang similar to a blind without any gathers.

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This project worked out well for me and at a distance and in the right light, the panels look almost like stained glass windows.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

16 thoughts on “Sew Sweet Simplicity Panel Curtains”

  1. They are gorgeous! That was my first thought – stained glass windows. I love the way they look in the sunshine. That was a great idea, Lillian.

  2. These are beautiful! What a great idea to display them this way. I think it makes the room look cheery and draws the eye up since the “curtains” are on the top section of the windows. Brilliant!

  3. Beautiful! I hope your windows are low-E or that your sun is not as ultra-violet as it is here in the mountains. We have to be very careful about fabric in the sun or it rots.

    1. I usually have colored curtains in these windows and I’ve never even had them fade. We just don’t get the high-volume sun in southwest Ohio that you do, I guess.

  4. What a great way to get to enjoy your beautiful handwork each & every day, Lillian! They DO look like stained glass panels!!

    I also like your round lace tablecloth…very pretty & just perfect for that table!

  5. I’ve enjoyed catching up with your blog–interested to see how you turned the extra quilt blocks into a stunning valance.

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