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!


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

  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

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

  4. Hello Melissa; Happy Pink Saturday;

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


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

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

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

  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,

  9. Lovely! Happy Pink Saturday!

  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!

  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!

  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