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Thread: Beginnings of a cathedral window quilt in batiks

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    Super Member Eddie's Avatar
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    I thought I'd start a thread on a new quilt I'm starting which is going to be a cathedral window pattern in batiks. This is my first time working with batiks, so will be something new for me. My individual blocks will be 4", so this will be a longer term project for me. I'm hoping having a progress thread will help me stay focused to complete it. :)

    For the frame fabric, I decided to use a gray batik that has a greenish tint to it as well. I wanted something that looked like the lead in a real window with the green patina to it as well, so this looked pretty good to me. For the glass fabrics, I wanted some colors that were deep and rich looking as well as some lights that looked like glass. I think these look pretty good for that.

    Wish me luck! I'll be posting progress pics as things move along. :D

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    good luck, those are some awesome colors, i think those colors will make a wonderful cathedral :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    Love your choice of colors. Looking forward to seeing your progress. Another masterpiece in the making.

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    That's going to be drop dead gorgeous!

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    I can't wait to see it! Hope you take lots of pics of your progress.

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    Fabulous! Batiks are my favorite, so will be interested in seeing your progress. Good luck - I think cathedral window is challenging.

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    Those fabrics are all beautiful. I love your plan and can't wait to see your progress.

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    Eddie, those fabrics are beautiful. I am anxious to start a quilt with Batiks...they are such beautiful fabrics. And I like the cathedral window pattern as well. Can't wait to see your pictures, your turn-around time seems to be over the top!

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    That's going to be very interesting. I've been wondering why people always use white as the framing fabric, though I was thinking in terms of a sandy-colored batik to represent cathedral walls. I like your color choice - it can represent either stone walls or the glass leading, as you plan it to.

    I have a feeling it's going to be an awesome quilt!

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    Can't wait to see your progress Eddie! It will be smashing!

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    I love batiks! Be sure to wash them before you use them Eddie. There is a lot of excess dye in them. I always use the Shout Color Catchers when I wash batiks.

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    I can't wait to see some "windows"!!

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    Pretty fabrics!!! Looking forward to seeing your quilt!!!

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    Eddie, where do you find all these fabrics? You really can pick them & can't wait to see this one finished, also.

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    WOW!! Such beautiful fabrics. I love the batiks and can't wait to see your newest masterpiece. Please keep us posted on the progress and finished article. Always love to see your creations. Hugs...Tigger :D

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    They are beautiful Can't wait to watch your progress!

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    I prefer working with batiks. I can't wait to see how this is going to look. You just can't make a mistake with batiks. Are you going to hand sew them or machine sew?

    Sybil

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    That's going to be awesome, can't wait to see a couple of blocks done.

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    Gorgeous colours! I'm looking forward to seeing this progress.

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    You don't need luck....just lots of time.........have fun! :wink:
    They are relaxing to sew by hand.

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    That is going to be a beautiful project, keep us posted

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    I love to see traditional patterns made with modern fabrics. You have such an eye for color, I can't wait to see. Keep us posted! :)

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    I love cathedral windows(real and quilts) lol. I used to do stained glass and i think your choices are wonderful. Can't wait to see it.

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    I LOVE batiks! I'll be watching your progress!

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    I love those fabrics! The quilt should be stunning! Can't wait to see it! Niether Rome nor a Cathedral Window quilt are built in a day...hopefully the quilt won't take longer than Rome! ;)
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