Thursday, September 9, 2010

Cathedral Window Pin Cushion


My swapping friend from Australia sent me a snail mail yesterday and inside was a sample of a unique way to make a cathedral window using two background colors.


I was memorized by the sample she sent me and just had to make one for myself.  I grabbed three of the closest fabrics I had and got started.   I wasn't even worried about the colors playing nice together because if I screwed up big time I was going to chuck it in the trash and not feel bad.

The scraps I used were from my 1.5 inch bin, so my finished window was 2 inches.  It turned out pretty good, so I decided to totally neglect my house chores and the two rag quilts I am suppose to be making and turned my small cathedral window into a pin cushion.  I picked out the rest of the 1.5 inch squares that matched the top and whipped it together.

I put some peltex on the insides and on the bottom to make those areas stiff.  Then I cut two 2 inch pieces of batting and placed those underneath the top of the window for softness.  Then I stuffed the whole thing with plastic pellets, hand stitched the seam shut, and sat back and admired it.   What a neat way to do cathedral windows.  Thanks Mandy!!!

2 comments:

mandy said...

Wow!!! Love the pincushion. Well done. Its the easy way to make cathedreal windows

Mandy said...

Wow!!!!!Love the pincushion. Well done. Its the easy way to make cathedreal windows