One thing about being a seamstress/quilter/crafter, is when anyone offers you free fabric you take it. Doesn't really matter what it might be, you haul it home. I was gifted a couple of bags of fabric recently and brought it home, like a stray dog or cat, to take up residence.
One of the pieces was about three yards of this...
Not sure what I could do with it and then it hit me! I don't have curtains in my room and the green in the pattern matches the green of my walls. My window in my bedroom is long and narrow, horizontally. I really didn't want curtains to block out the east light completely, but needed something over the bare window.
So with a few thumbtacks and about 10 minutes, it was hung over the window.
As Savvy says, very 'bohemian', a look I was going for. Free and pretty are a great combination any day.
There are several pieces of upholstery fabric which I will hold onto to make bags or journal covers. And a couple of pieces which might be turned into a Victorian-looking suit for cosplay. The colors don't thrill me, but a package of dye might solve that problem. And a lot of 'silky' fabric.
This is what I have planned for these two pieces. And the lighter piece is about 5 yards, so I have plenty to then do this...
Out of some of the other pieces, I will make Savvy some little tees to wear with slacks and skirts, under a jacket or sweater, for work.
The downside to all this generosity is I now have several additional projects on my list. And now I really want a serger for the seams on the tops, to make them more polished looking.
I was strong and sorted out the fabric I don't want. Now I have about half a bag to take to the thrift store for someone else to take home.
So I am off to rearrange my project pile to accommodate the new projects.