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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Sew Sweet Simplicity Block 4 and Bonus Block 1

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I’ve completed Block 4 of this series with another hand-embroidered vintage bluebird.

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I’ve decided to make the two bonus blocks to make a total of six and here is Bonus Block #1.
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I have one more Bonus Block to complete and have already finished the bluebird for it.  Now, I have to wait until the end of the month to see what finishing instructions are provided and make up my mind how I want to assemble the blocks.  It’s been an interesting series.

For free vintage embroidery patterns:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/29529717@N04/