Penny and I always like to make a project with our Sew-Ichgio blocks to give you a little creative kick start that you can either do yourself or use as a springboard for your own ideas. With my latest pattern, Strawberry-Ichigo, I made a curtain for a skinny window in my kitchen. The I chose six shades from the Oakshott Ruby Reds range to show different stages of ripening.
I kept the block to the standard 6" finished size and added sashing (3 1/2" x 6 1/2") between the blocks before adding a strip below and the main block of linen above. From then on, I made it as a standard curtain. I am no expert, in fact I loathe making large curtains, so I pull it together in a fairly random way. It is a small curtain so I can get away with some slip shod ways! If you want to do a more professional job there is a great list of tutorials here.
I tread a fine line in my little house between covering every surface in patchwork/quilty items and restraint, so I thought you might like a quick tour around the craftiness in my kitchen- who doesn't like a poke around other people's houses? My blind was a standard roller to which I added a little Alexander Henry fabric trim. It was harder to do than I imagined , that long seam n fabric that cant be squished or folded meant I had to sit the sewing machine in the middle of a room to make it work.
My Teapot Fancy cosy gets used twice a day when I make a proper loose leaf pot. I like a strong Earl Grey, especially first thing in the morning- although a little delicate green jasmine tea is in the vintage cup and saucer below. I love my turquoise work top!
Megan when we did a little swap last year- perfect colours and foodie fabrics.
And hiding on a vintage cup rack- an oven hand mit from Penny which sees regular usage- love that peep of binding.
Hope you enjoyed your tour! We are just working on a little back to school set, ready very soon- sneak peek of Penny's design here!