Wednesday, May 9, 2012

my next project for the Riley Blake Design Team + a givevaway

I've designed a cute and easy custom window treatment with curtain panels and a valence as my next project for Riley Blake's Design Team. Please head on over to their blog for the tutorial, which includes  lots of step-by-step photos to help you, as well as a free, downloadable printer-friendly version too!

For this project, I used three fabrics from the new line Apple of My Eye by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake. It's perfect for a little girl's room! I used Pink Apple Basket for the main part of the curtain panels with a contrasting band along the bottom in Green Apple Herringbone, and Red Apple Dot for the valance. And I have to say, I love this Red Apple Dot. If you look closely, you can see that some of the dots are little apples to coordinate with all of the apples in the rest of the designs.

This project is super easy, and really, you can customize it for any window in your house just by adjusting the lengths of the panels and keeping the hems and pockets the same measurements as in my version. In the tutorial I also share a little trick I use in projects, like this one, where I need to keep precise measurements while I'm pressing. It's so easy, but it saves a ton of time!

And, the kind folks at Riley Blake are offering some precuts of Apple of My Eye to one of my readers! One winner will receive: 

a Rolie Polie (2 1/2" long strips)
a 10" stacker
 and a 5" stacker! 

Pretty fun, right?! You'll have up to two chances to enter and here's how:

1. Leave a comment on this post telling me what you'd  make if you win the Apple of My Eye precuts.

2. Followers of my blog will receive an additional entry. If you're a follower of my blog, please leave an additional comment telling me that you are. New followers are welcome!

P.S. Please be sure that your email is either in the comment or connected to your blogger profile so I can let you know if you're the winner. Thank you!

That's it! I'll use the random number generator to choose one winner and the giveaway will be open until Monday, May 14 at midnight ET. US entries only. Good luck!

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