Wednesday, July 8

Cathedral Windows Pincushion

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Here is a little pincushion I made, my first attempt at Cathedral Window quilting. It is a time consuming process, but worth the effort for smaller projects. I have aspirations to make a white silk pillow with purple, blue & white hand dyed, almost a tie dye style, fabric "windows".

I used the book Cathedral Window Quilts: The Classic Folded Technique and a Wealth of Variations. It's well written and easy to follow. The difficulty comes from the complexity of the process, but the author has done a great job simplifying it and including step-by-step illustrations. The author is a true artist and has explored, and I believe, invented a number of variations on this technique, so there are several other great quilt patterns included. The book is available on Amazon:

1 comment:

Ann Champion said...

You did a great job of making the Cathedral Window unit. Your idea of making a pillow sounds like a nice project. Thanks for the link to the book. You make it so easy for anyone interested in trying your fun projects! :)