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Help! Inherited UFO catherdal window

Old 02-27-2013, 06:54 PM
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Question Help! Inherited UFO catherdal window

There were three different quilts that we ended up with. This partial UFO comes from my husbandís grandmother. I am working on a GFG and will keep that one, I enjoy hand piecing. I gave one to my daughter to do, it was only folded squares.

But what should I do with this?


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I inherited this partial cathedral window quilt about 12 years ago. I have started to learn the art of quilting and after 2 years feel that I am ready to tackle this project, but need advice.

Most of it is machined zig zaged, there are 11 rows and the longest row has 21 panels in it.
I have measured the sides and they are about 80 inches each. I would like to get it finished into something, so I can send it to his sister.
My first thought was to consider is half finished and continue on for a twin bed. I am now leaning more to finding a center seam ripping it out then rotating half to make a square wall quilt or a lap quilt for her. Would that make more sense? I would like to keep as much of their grandmothers work as possible, and put in as little new fabric as possible. Itís stitched so with a sharp seam ripper I could undo a few seams with very little damage.
FYI all of the points are there, I saw that the first picture one was flipped back and does not show. Here is a close up of one of the edges.

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I have a few other pictures if it would help in suggestions. Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:12 PM
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How about a bed runner and a couple of matching pillows? That way you could use just her blocks with maybe a few leftover. The bed runner would look lovely on a off-white or cream bedspread or quilt.
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It looks to me like someone was intending to make a shawl or maybe a valance type of thing to hang from a curtain rod.

What you might do, is use what is done as the upper end of a quilt and then add on to it sort of like a whole cloth quilt.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:15 PM
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How about a bed runner and a couple of matching pillows? That way you could use just her blocks with maybe a few leftover. The bed runner would look lovely on a off-white or cream bedspread or quilt.
Not a bad idea at all. It's beautiful and appears to be almost finished. I was thinking about adding fabric to make a longer quilt, but I think your idea is far better.
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boy that would make a great huge wall hanging just like it is! do you have room?
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Another plus to the bed runners and pillow suggestions is it will become more pieces to pass along to the next generation.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
It looks to me like someone was intending to make a shawl or maybe a valance type of thing to hang from a curtain rod.

What you might do, is use what is done as the upper end of a quilt and then add on to it sort of like a whole cloth quilt.
From what it looks like is she was adding rows on the bias and aiming for a twin size bed. This thing is heavy, there is no batting but each section is 5 layer of fabric thick.
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Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
boy that would make a great huge wall hanging just like it is! do you have room?
Nativetexan, Its a little wide for a wall hanging as it is, two of the sides are 6 1/2 feet and the diagonal is 9 feet. If I do the flip on the piece will end up about 4 1/2 feet square a more manageable hanging. Sister in law does not have much room and no one to pass things on to which are things I have to remember. Stuff will come back to my daughters.
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One thing for sure, I'd be very reluctant to cut it up in any way.
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One thing for sure, I'd be very reluctant to cut it up in any way.
DITTO! I would either try to add to it, or see what else I could do with this
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