Saturday, 20 October 2012

Cathedral Window

Hello ladies!  Another inspired blog post title today.  I don't know if any of you have been following along with the Cathedral Windows QAL hosted by My Crafty Crap?  I've been looking at the tutorials and pinning them for future use.  I mentioned this to Bree who bullied me into trying one!  When I saw Week 4 - Tutorial by Mommy's Nap Time - I had an "aha!" moment.  I finally understood how the windows were made and thought it would be a good place to start.  So I did.

Now, my block will not be winning any awards.  I used white thread, but it's just a practice block, I don't intend to do anything with it.  I chose 4 solids as I thought it'd be easier than trying to select patterned fabrics that would work.

The top photo shows the block after I sewed the pieces together, and the photo above is after I'd made my "windows".  I love it!  OK, it's not the best made block in the world, but I understand Cathedral Windows now!

This photo shows the folds better, but it perhaps could have done without the bunting behind!!

And here's a close up.  Clearly, if I did this block again I'd use a thread that matched, but it was only a practice.  I finished this up at about 5 on Sunday, so I didn't have time to make any more, but now I want to try some of the other blocks, I hope I have time!


Celtic Thistle said...

Cathedral Windows have been on my to-try list for ever! I will definitely have to check out that QAL.

JoJo said...

Are they meant to hang in the window for the light to shine thru or is that just the name?

Bree said...

Great job! I'm so glad you tried one of the blocks. Are you going to try any more now? I hope you do!