Just finished putting the last buttonholes (for hanging) in the top of my new spring shower curtain. Gotta admit I'm tired of looking at my "winter" decorations scattered around the house, but because of the mounds of snow gracing our outside environment, I just can't see putting up the spring decorations quite yet.
The finished curtain is about 65-1/2" wide by 71" long. Big enough to qualify as a small bed quilt, I suppose.
After putting the low-loft batting in it (I just had to try it, don't cha know), I've made the decision that I won't be putting batting in any future shower curtains I make. Yes, it did give the definition to the quilting lines I wanted, but it also makes it too heavy. Oh, well. We have to experiment. I've used Thermore on one curtain and this cheaper low-loft batting on this one, and now know just a pieced top "quilted" to a muslin backing is best.
This shot looking down on the curtain hanging on my design wall gives a slight (nah, not much) idea of how it will look when hung on the shower rod.
Mother Nature continues to tease giving us a temperature in the mid-30s today along with a bit of rain this morning. It's stopped now and I can actually see that the rain caused the level of snow to go down. The air outside is still very gray, very heavy and very damp. Besides causing some of the snow to melt, the rain on top of the snow cover has also made moving around outside treacherous. We just got a delivery from our UPS man and he mentioned he's fallen four times recently. It's dangerous out there for man and beast!
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