Monday, August 30, 2010
Playing with Windows
I was at one of my guildies house the other day to visit and she showed me some of her quilts, which were to die for, and one of them was a cathedral windows quilt. It was amazing. All hand stitched and beautiful. Before I left, she gave me a couple bags of her left over scraps and in one of the bags were pieces of white fabric already folded for a cathedral window quilt. I have always wanted to make one for my own, so when I found those two white squares already folded up, I decided to play around a bit.
First, I made the small cathedral pin cushion. It has a window on both sides. I had to do some manipulating for the windows to show up on the top and bottom for a pincushion, but it was fun. Then I wanted to test someone's theory on the internet about how what ever size sqaure you start out with, the finished square will end up being half that size after you are done folding. So I started out with a 4.5 inch block in hopes that after turning a quarter inch in for seams and then doing the other folding it would turn into a 2 inch block. Sure enough it did. So I made 8 more and made this very small cathedral windows quilt. Its finished size is 6 inch square. I machine stitched the windows and it is a bit wonky, but it was good practice for when I finally start on my real big quilt sometime in the future.