What I realized after the tile was installed is that I no longer like the wall color with our new tile color. I think the greenish yellow just doesn't go with the beige tile.
Immediately my mind went to work, thinking of what color I might paint the kitchen. I came up with a couple of different colors at first, but I kept coming back to a pumpkin / burnt orange (something like DMC 921, 922). I ran to Lowe's and came home with a bunch of paint chips, which I promptly taped to the walls.
Of course, I also realized that once I paint the kitchen, my roman shade will no longer go with the new colors.
So I'll need to make a new curtain for that window. A friend said she knew that I'd come up with something quilty-cool (or something like that), and all at once, the challenge was on.
My mind started percolating the ideas (quilt-curtains? srsly? isn't that a little weird? no? okay!), and I liked this one best:
Remember Delaney's Snow Puzzle quilt?
I love these blocks. I still think they are just SO pretty. And then I thought - ooh, how pretty they'd look in a bunch of orange / red-orange / coppery fabrics.
And THEN I thought, but ooh, what if I added some turquoise too? Because turquoise is, you know, across the color wheel from orange-red (complementary color). I used to HATE this color combination, but the more I think about it, the more excited I get.
So I started pulling fabrics. And I bought some more fabrics. And I cut them out.
And I bought some lining fabric and some clip rings - which means no holes in my curtains, and no fiddling around trying to add fabric loops.
And I've started piecing the blocks. And I can't wait to see these come together!