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!!!