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Thread: New Addiction: Cathedral Window

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    New Addiction: Cathedral Window

    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.

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    Pictures! Pictures! We want to see! Please. :-)
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    Pics please.
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    Yes, please post some pictures!

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    Your project sounds lovely and I sense your enthusiasm. The yellow background should be quite charming. I too am branching out to hand projects for on the road-you inspire me.

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    Where's the picture? I love seeing picture.
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    I love doing hand work at night with my family in front of the t.v. Have fun.

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    sounds delightful!
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    Sound's like fun. I have never made one but love the ones I have seen. Be waiting to see yours.

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    I'd love to see some pictures. I only do hand work so I'd love to see some inspiration!
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    Would love to see it when it's finished

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    I have always wanted to do one of those, maybe some day. They are so pretty.

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    Yes ---- pictures.... we want pictures!!!!!!!

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    Sounds like great fun
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    I think the 10-minute quilt block is just like a cathedral window when you pin down the curves and ever so much easier, plus you can do it on the machine. I can't do hand work because of neuropathy in my fingers.
    "Worry is about doing something you can do nothing about."

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    Yes, pictures please! I'm to the bottom of the thread and no pics yet - HaHa!

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    I have seen Cathedral Windows done with print fabric and it can work. What colors are you using for the centers?

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    That is on my list of "one day" I have seen some beautiful CW quilts

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    What a wonderful way to be with your family and still keep your hands busy! the cathedral window is a beautiful pattern. I have the fabrics for one stashed - my special project for after I finish quilts for everyone else!
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    I have always wanted to try and cathedral windows but it looks so difficult. Maybe one of these days. I also like to have something to do when I sit down. I don't sit too much but it would be nice to feel like I was still doing something when sitting.
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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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    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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    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
    Patricia

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    This sounds so interesting.... please post pictures...

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    I am in mourning - no pics yet.

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