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Thread: hiya from Hope, AR--cathedral windows twenty eons project

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    Welcome from northern California!
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    welcome from Camden, Arkansas...
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    Hello from Coastal Georgia, Mom and Dad are old razor backs from Newark and Cherokee Village.
    I have down a CW project using black cotton and jewel tones for window. I loved how it turned out.
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    Hello, welcome from Oklahoma!!!

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    Thanks for the welcome and the inspiration for my project!

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    Hi Jeanice,

    Welcome from the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

    My dear friend, Debbie, and I are currently working on Cathedral Window quilts and are using the traditional muslin backing. I am using 100% cotton fabric for my windows …every ‘window’ a different color and/or print. Debbie is using a variety of fabrics, all different colors and prints. She has silks, cottons, flannel, etc. It is coming out beautifully! Remember, Cathedral Window is a very old pattern and the women then used varies scraps of fabric, whatever they had on hand, in their quilts. What we have both done which may be a little different; we stitched a small square of ‘Warm & Natural’ batting behind each ‘window’ square of fabric. It gives each window a little substance and adds extra overall warmth to the quilt.

    Many quilters today use a variety of backing materials and colors, including jeans. There are no quilting do’s or don’t here, you are free to use what you like. I personally find it very endearing to use traditional vintage patterns and fabrics.

    I am sure whatever you use will be beautiful! Will all your windows be the same silk fabric throughout or will you be using different colors and patterns of silk?

    Have fun; it goes slow if you do it by hand as we are, but we find it relaxing and a great travel project.

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    Hi Jeanice, and Welcome to the Quilting Board from a quilter in sunny Nevada! We're a great group here, and I hope you find yourself right at home.

    I was thinking about your silk Cathedral Windows, and thinking that if your fabric is a bit too fragile for a quilt, perhaps you could do it as a foundation piece. With something permanent like another fabric as a background, and the silk stitched on top of that, there would be no concern for stretching or sagging out of shape. Just a thought. Paper piecing wouldn't have the same advantage because the paper is isn't permanent, it's removed obviously.

    Would really love to see that project as a photo when finished!

    Cheers!
    MacThayer

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    Greetings from New Hampshire

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