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New Addiction: Cathedral Window

Old 02-12-2012, 05:39 AM
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Cathedral window was the first quilt I ever made. The instructor said it was not a quilt.(It had to have batting.) I brought her a dictionary that said"a quilt is 2 or more fabrics sewn together in a decorative pattern". If this doesn't qualify what does? I lost the first in a house fire but the second is my "summer quilt".(queen size)
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:35 AM
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Good for you! I discovered Cathedral Windows about a year ago and got hooked fast. I do machine sew the blocks together and then fold them and sew them together and put the "window" in all by hand. It is relaxing and, like you sat, it is something I can in the evening with my husband watching TV etc. I made a black and cream one as a Christmas gift for my son and DIL; they loved it! It was about a 18" wall hanging and he's making a cherry frame for it to hang it.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:59 AM
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My DD made one several years ago and I am considering trying one. I am playing with the idea of scraps for the back and white for the windows. wonder what that would look like? Should probably try a small one first to see what I think
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:36 AM
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This sounds so interesting.... please post pictures...
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:10 AM
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I am in mourning - no pics yet.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Paula H View Post
I had been wanting a hand sewing project for evenings in front of the TV. I started a Cathedral Window because I really need to use up some stash. Instead of using a muslin or cream background, I'm using a small yellow print that I probably have 25 yds of. What fun. It's mindless and addicting.
You're right, CW is addicting. I have completed 4, all hand work. My favorite pattern.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:53 AM
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please show pictures love hand sewing inevening suzieQ
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:34 PM
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I too sometimes wish for a hand project for the evenings in front of the TV. I've thought of GFG as a project but not Cathedral Windows. Hmmm...
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:52 PM
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I've done two large cathedral window quilts--queen sized. One by hand and one by machine. I enjoyed doing both. Absolutely. The hand one I did a lot of while on a vacation trip and mostly I had to just kind of babysit an older lady.

It IS addicting. And beautiful!
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I too am awaiting pictures!!
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