Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Toile and Ticking


I love the combination of toile and ticking stripe.  So, when I went looking for an affordable fabric to buy to make my bedroom curtains with, I looked for gold ticking stripe. 

I already had the toile part covered (no pun intended).  My quilt is a gold toile.

To make thinks a little more French Country and just a wee bit over the top, I am adding a gold and red rooster pattern toile as an attached valance along with a red and gold fringe.  The red and gold rooster fabric is actually curtains that I had in my dining room of my other house.  You can see them as curtains on this post, here.  There are only 4 panels so there were not enough to use as curtains in my bedroom, plus they were too short.  So they will be reworked into valances and more.

You can see there is already an accent pillow on my bed with the red and yellow rooster toile.  I might add that rooster toile to the lampshades on either side of the bed.  I think I might also make pillow shams with the gold ticking stripe.


Mr. Comforts of Home has hung the curtain rods.  The ticking fabric arrived today.  So tomorrow I sew!
Welcome Home,
Penny

26 comments:

  1. Penny,

    I love the fabrics. I have the rooster (Waverly) in the blue and gold in my girls room. Your fabric choices look so cheery. Can't wait to see the finished projects.

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  2. I love toile and I love the colors you chose. Yellow ticking ?! I never would have thunk it! Cant wait to see how it turns out.

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  3. Gorgeous fabrics and great ideas. I always come away from your posts with some inspiration.

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  4. I have never seen the yellow ticking, it's a sunny, fun color and suits the bedroom so well. You know I love toile and I recently completed a special order of ticking shams for a friend, so I'm loving that too! The curtains are going to be beautiful:>)

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  5. Oh it is going to be stunning. I love the color combination and all of the fabrics are gorgeous. Can't wait to see it all done. Hugs, Marty

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  6. The fabrics are gorgeous Penny!

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  7. Love the fabric choices. Look forward to seeing the finished project.

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  8. I love your fabric choices! Can't wait to see them finished!

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  9. I love the fabrics you chose. They should look lovely.

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  10. Hi Penny
    What a lovely combination of fabrics! the curtains will be beautiful I'm sure.
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  11. Penny I can't to see your new curtains!! LOVE the fabrics, the toile and ticking are going to look fabulous together! Maybe you could use the the red and gold toile in your kitchen. Martina

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  12. Looks like it is going to be very pretty! I love the combinations!~Hugs, Patti

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  13. You have put things together beautifully. Would you care to share your fabric source?

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  14. Penny, your curtains are going to be beautiful. I love your fabrics and gold and red are certainly winning colors. The fringe is gorgeous.
    Man, you're good! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. Can't wait to see your beautiful creation!! Love the colors !

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  16. wonderful looking fabric. I love your yellow room it's a wonderful change from everything else...have a great evening.

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  17. Toile and ticking ARE the perfect match. I'm looking forward to seeing the completed project.

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  18. I can hardly wait. I know it will be gorgeous!

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  19. Great combo and of course I admire people who reuse something they have like you are doing with the former curtains.

    Darla

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  20. Penny, that's such a soft cheery shade of yellow, very pretty, and fresh.

    You asked about the canvas, why modge podge of course! LOL. AND!!! I just found out after all of these years that Elmers Glue does the exact same thing. email me and I can send you the links. jen muddybootdreams[at]gmail.com


    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  21. Can't wait to see it all done!!!

    Hugs............

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  22. I love the choices you have made, and it is fun to restyle and re -use , especially in todays economy. I think we will all be trying our hand at this. Thanks for sharing, Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  23. Love your fabrics..every thing is going to really match.
    Have fun sewing.
    xo bj

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  24. How lovely! I can't wait to see it all done. :)

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  25. I LOVE your choices, Penny! One can never go wrong with toile and ticking. Can't wait to see your finished curtains. The rods look great!
    Love & blessings from NC!

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