Friday, May 15, 2009

Cathedral Window Quilts, I love 'em!

I've dreamed of making a Cathedral Window Quilt for a LONG time. Have you? They remind me of Stained Glass peeking through a beautiful white window. They can be tedious.

Then, a friend explained the process of making a Faux Cathedral Window Quilt! Sounded so simple and she was right, it is!

Aren't these cute?



Here is the finished sample as I piddled around defining a process that could be quick yet not pucker in the middle, as was my friend's complaint.



The middle is made using old flour sacks from a Lifetime ago. They belonged to my hubby's Grandmother and given to me at her passing due to my love of Roses, Pink and Green. In the middle, a very high thread count sheet that was stained beyond use. And the Stripe from quilt fabric I had on hand.

I started making templates fast as I could. A set for my friend, my mom and me.

I'll be at the quilt shop first thing! I am thinking a Faux Cathedral Window Table runner and Chair Covers in a theme of Silver Bells...a mantle cloth, piano topper...

Happy Pink Saturday!

And a thank you to our gracious hostess, Beverly Click on her name to see other Pink Saturday Posts!

Have a lovely weekend!
Melissa

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I wish I knew how to make quilts! Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

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  2. I am glad to see that you were able to finally get around to doing what you have always wanted to do. It is gorgeous, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  3. Looks like it is quite involved, but very pretty.You are very talented.
    Happy Pink saturday!!!

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  4. Hello Melissa; Happy Pink Saturday;

    My goodness what a gorgeous Quilt, just love it...

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  5. So pretty. I hope you will be sharing the completed quilt. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  6. Very very pretty!!! So glad you visited today, and I love your blog too!! Happy Pink Saturday!!
    ♥ Teresa

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  7. Fascinating! A simple idea (all the best ones are, I notice) but SO effective. What a charming result. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  8. Hello Melissa,

    I've made the cathedral window from scratch but not the mock technique..I'll have to try this. I always forget about the tuts out there for it. Thanks for sharing!

    Have a wonderful pink week. :0)
    Love & Light,
    Stephanie

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  9. Lovely! Happy Pink Saturday!

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  10. Love all the yo-yos I'm seeing here! I have some that my grandmother made with her mother, just loose and stored in a baggie, and it feels like such a shame. I already sewed some into a memory quilt I made so I'm happy with that so far! Loved your post today! Hope you had a Happy Pink Saturday, and have a wonderful week ahead!

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  11. I've made so many quilts. Not lately. I have a lot of arthritis in my hands via surgeries due to a car accident ten years ago. So now I garden and craft with paper. Not as hard on the thumbs, which is my really sore spot. I do cherish those quilts. But I never made the cathedral quilt. The ones I have made were with patience and love. I envy you the working with fabric!
    Brenda

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  12. Wow, I had never heard of a Cathedral window quilt. I'm very intrigued! I love the sampler.

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    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
    Deanna :D

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