I spent a day in NYC in the garment district and came home with $300 of dupioni silk. I love this silk. It's got shimmer and it's got texture. It is just plain gorgeous.
Then I spent 2 weeks deciding how I was going to construct this curtain that measures 60"Wx77"H. I realized that it was so much easier to make colored pencil lines and not so easy to figure out how I was going to sew 1 1/2" strips of silk into radiating lines. After a few false starts, I decided to construct it on a foundation of lightweight interfacing in 2 pieces that would be joined before quilting.
Then I spent 1 1/2 weeks constructing half the curtain. I never perspired so much before during a quilting project, and it wasn't because the A/C was broken. I was sweating because I was so worried and nervous. Choosing lightweight interfacing as a foundation was not a good choice. It stretched and distorted as I added the strips. I couldn't see the faint lines I drew as my pattern after I finished my first section. And if you are wondering if you would ever use a protractor again after HS Geometry, guess what I used to draw my rays? You can actually download one from the internet.
So I am not going to sugarcoat this. I finished the left side and it will need serious blocking and squaring up. This is what it looks like now.
Am I looking forward to making the right side? Hell no! Mirror image? I don't think so. But I will try my best. I will keep you posted.