18.7.10

The Perfect Window



When we lived in Detroit my mom (Queen Of Creativity) made a curtain for the monkeys room using bits and pieces she had, to make this quilt panel.
When we moved to our house the window in my older son’s room was large enough that it needed two panel’s- Without the same fabric and not wanting to discard the original the Queen quickly put together another panel with colorful fabric and the same trim.

I like the new mis-matched look.  A quilt is often about piecing together fabric that induce memories. These curtains remind me of the time when we lived in an apartment and my monkeys shared a room.  They also reminde me of how much my mom loves us and would do anything for us. 
This is my older monkeys room.  I came up with using red lettering and did the whole room in one night- just me and a bottle of wine. He loves it.

If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be- Yogi Berra

22 comments:

Bossy Betty said...

This is a wonderful idea! So cute!

Suzanne said...

The colors are so bright and beautiful! Handmade things evoke much nostalgia. So happy you posted this:)

sherri said...

so you get your creativity honestly huh? beautiful work your mom did, i love the colors and the second one especially - pattern-wise. one day i'm going to learn to make quilts. i love as you say, how they tell a story, evoke memories.

mise said...

I love the 'me and a bottle of wine' approach and the curtains are absolutely wonderful (I wish they were mine).

dotblogg said...

sooo colorful! very nice!:)
"if the world was perfect, it wouldn't be" you made my day posting this phrase!
take care
hugs
Just

Getrealmommy said...

love it. nice and cheery!

Zabrinah said...

Beautiful patterns! Thanks for sharing. So fabulous. I love it.

:)

Best wishes from one blogger to another,

~Zabrinah

Linda said...

What lovely colourful rooms:)

Clair said...

What a great idea and made up with such a colorful patchwork of
memories.
Clair

Faiza said...

Oh I love all the colour! Like your Mom is giving you a big smile every time you walk into the room!

Debby said...

You son's room is so bright and colorful ~ what a happy spot for him! xo

p.s. I am having a Lavanila giveaway for followers of my Facebook fan page if this interests you! xo

The Zhush said...

So sweet! And the Yogi Berra comment at the bottom...so fitting!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

How wonderful! I would love to have had a room like that when I was a child. You're so creative :)

Happy Monday!

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

Lucky kids, those quilts are really beautiful and unique!

XO
Lenore

Krystal said...

such a great idea!! and i think the reason i like big projects...like painting rooms, etc...is because I drink while i do it :)

Leah said...

So fun and colorful! LOVE!

its simple love said...

I love the layered circles on the curtains! How adorable! This is such a fun room!

Rachael

Clara said...

lovely blog!
xx

drollgirl said...

perfecto for kids!!!

and flowers pick themselves said...

how vibrant + lovely!

xo Alison

the cape on the corner said...

i really like those circular ones, especially. so cheerful!

thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, it is nice to meet you too. believe me, i would have been very upset if the taking apart would have led to destruction! thankfully it didn't, so i didn't have to go there. whew!

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

i love this love this love this! the lettering/words and the beautiful mismatched curtain! also that you did it all in one night with a bottle of wine! it's such a beautiful positive room :)

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