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Thread: cathedral windows - another way to finish?

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    cathedral windows - another way to finish?

    Hello all!

    Winter has arrived in my capital! Snow is everywhere, and I'm not a fan LOL

    I did 12 squares of cathedral windows about a year ago, and then got tired of doing them.

    Because I donate all my quilts for Christmas time, I had to get them all done, so today, I tacked the cathedral windows. I finally sewed all of them together, did the edges, and now am wondering if there is a different way to finish off the middle?

    Do I have to make more windows, or does anyone have any other ideas?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Yes I think it could use more windows, but then I have never made one, it is beautiful!!!!

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    ​Very pretty and I like the black between the colour to separate them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​Very pretty and I like the black between the colour to separate them!

    Tartan, but how would finish them? There are triangles sticking up LOL Just sew them down with nothing in the middle?

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    I would add more windows. I'm the type of person that if I take shortcuts, it would bug me for ever. Love it though. This is one my list of quilts to do.

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    I'm not keeping it, it is being donated to a charity for christmas ... so it won't bug me if I take a short cut LOL

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    looks very nice
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    I like it! Looks like stained glass.

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    To answer your question, I would see them down and leave it black. It gives it a break and won't be to busy.
    That's just my opinion. I do like what you did, it's beautiful.
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    How would you add more quilting to middle! The sewing of the CW is usually enough......just bind the edges and donate..,btw. It is very striking with the black!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    How would you add more quilting to middle! The sewing of the CW is usually enough......just bind the edges and donate..,btw. It is very striking with the black!
    GeriB - I'm asking if there is a different way to finish, rather than adding more "windows" ... I'm thinking of just sewing down the edges and leaving them black

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    I would add a black border around it and then bind.
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    Very pretty!
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    I think it is beautiful as is.
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    I would add more windows. If you're wanting to keep the "break", use a dark fabric (e.g. dark gray).

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    I am not usually a fan of this pattern, but I sure do LIKE this one. Awesome.

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    MarionsQuilts I don't know what technique you used in making your cathedral windows, which are beautiful BTW. I did see a technique done on YouTube that seemed easier than most but your saying you don't want to make any more so I am confused about what you are looking for. Perhaps you could clarify so you don't keep getting the wrong suggestions.
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    Most CW are just ended as is, but I guess you could add a border or two....btw what is the size now?

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    I don’t have any suggestions but just wanted to say how colorful and wonderful your windows are.
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    I like it just as it is. I would sew down sticking up places and enjoy (for whoever the lucky person is.)

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    Pretty as is, however, depending what your donation quilt is to be used for. Wall hanging vs lap quilt? This should decide it for you.

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    Basically, what I was wondering was what people usually do with the two triangles if they don't want to make more windows. I just ending up sewing them down. It's almost done.

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    I don't really see the "sticking up" places because of the black, but I'm inclined to say: just sew them down and bind it.
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    I would call it a lap quilt, sew down whatever is loose, and put a black binding on it. I love the way the black makes everything else shine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarionsQuilts View Post
    Basically, what I was wondering was what people usually do with the two triangles if they don't want to make more windows. I just ending up sewing them down. It's almost done.
    I understand exactly what you are asking, because I have one unfinished for that very reason! I hope someone has a creative way to finish as the sides just don’t look right sewn closed and that’s why mine is a UFO.
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