Back in December of 2014 I decided I simply had to replace the quilted "winter" shower curtain I'd used for several years. I've mentioned before that the one window in our small bathroom faces south, is at right angles to the shower stall, and because sunlight streams in this window, the shower curtain fades and doesn't look so purdy good after a few years.
So I dug into my stash of (mostly) blue fabrics and proceeded to make this "new" winter shower curtain.
Got it finished and put up in January of 2015.
Didn't like it. At all. Our toilet sits directly across from the front of the shower so I had plenty of time to scrutinize it and try to talk myself into liking it.
Never happened. Matter of fact, in January of last year, 2016, I actually dug out the old faded blue and white curtain and used it instead of the "new" one.
Well, you can guess what was on my mind this past December. Yep. Another attempt at a winter shower curtain I was happy with.
I've had this book of quilt patterns by Evelyn Sloppy (I'm sorry, but that is such a bad name for an expert quilt maker!) for a while but never made anything from it.
The idea of the book is that you make one HUGE quilt block . . . and that's your quilt. Sounded good to me. Of course, the quilt pattern that I chose finished out at only 48" x 48". I needed something 61" x 71" for my shower curtain.
After I constructed the big block, I added a border 6" wide of the dark blue fabric all around the perimeter.
Okay, so I then had the width of 60" (or close enough) that I wanted.
Then I played around with triangles and squares to find a pieced border to put on the top and bottom that would give me the 71" length. (You have no idea how crazy I made myself auditioning different combinations before I settled on this one.)
I never put a "nice" backing on my shower curtains because . . . well, no one ever sees the back. (The back faces in toward the shower and there is a plain white plastic curtain between that and the inside of the shower. Or the person in the shower.)
This time I decided to use two good sized pieces of gray-ish fabrics I'd had forever and never used.
If you look closely, you can see where (about 3/4 of the way down the center star) I seamed the two different pieces together.
The piecing of this quilt top went very fast (big pieces), but the quilting seemed to take for-evah.
This picture gives you a better view of the three fabrics I used.
Whew, so ends the saga of the winter shower curtain. And ya know what? I really, really like this one.
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