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Thread: Painful Cathedral Window

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    Painful Cathedral Window

    I wound up with a photographer's backdrop that was 100% cotton black muslin and measured 3yds by 9 yds. I thought I could make a cathedral window with it and hope it turned out as I envisioned. I noticed there was a slickness to it and seemed a little heavier than I thought but I started cutting 9" squares. Because of the size I had more wastage then I hoped.

    I was determined to hand quilt it all from start to finish which is where I found the painful part. After washing, the slick coating was still there which is when I found out it had a flame retardent on it. That made it tough for the needle to get thru and I hate to use a thimble. So forcing the needle thru on the thicker parts I managed to run it under my fingernail, into the quick of the nail and into the finger. Ouch! But I prsevered and finally finished it after six months. I bent a half dozen needles as one picture shows but continued to use them when I could.

    This is it. I call it Pot O Gold. I picture a Lepruchan standing in the center on his pot of gold and looking up seeing the rainbow flow out in all four directions and down to another pot of gold on the other end. It's sort of hard to see the difference between the green and blue in the photo but it does show up on the quilt. Hope you like it. It finished up at 65"x78"
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    Spectacular quilt, I would have never had your patience, great job.

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    Wow! It is beautiful a million! You must be very proud of it and yourself---and glad that it is done, too!

    Hint: It would look great in my house!

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    Absolutely beautiful, well worth the effort!

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    OMG!!!!!! That is spectacular! It is so beautiful!!! I think you are amazing. I hope you are keeping it for yourself! You did awesome work. I bow to you!!!
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    Beautiful! Have you tried using a band aid or duct tape in place of a thimble? They work well and still allow you to feel the needle.

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    ​Wow, it is beautiful! Hope your finger in feeling better.

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    wow just love the colour

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    WOW WOW WOW!!!!! It is beautiful!!!!

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    Wow! I'm sure I would have given up on this one. Tried may hand at one a few years ago. Finished up after nine blocks. It is now a wall hanging.

    You rock!
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    Your quilt is totally stunning. I admire your patience.
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    Oh my word...your tireless and painful effort has paid off beautifully, it is a stunning quilt.

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    wow, nicely done
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    It is beautiful and worth all the "blood, sweat and tears".
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    That is so beautiful. But such perseverance!! That is more amazing that the quilt.

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    Absolutely stunning!

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    Gorgeous! I've never seen one done in a sort of 'round the world' layout; great idea and beautiful results.
    My first quilt was Cathedral Windows, but I machine quilted it on my old Singer. Hats off to you.

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    What a stunning quilt! The amount of perserverance to finish this quilt just leaves me speechless.

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    It was worth the pain....its beautiful.

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    Did you say 6 months? No way! I don't want to think of the pain: it sounds horrid. I wear my thimble so much that I forget I have it on then go off and lose it. When I get to a Walmart, I pick up 3-4 at a time. lol
    Your cathedral windows is absolutely stunning. I don't see myself starting such a project much less finishing in 6 month. What a success story!!!

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    That is without a doubt the most beautiful catherdral window quilt I have ever seen! Gorgeous!
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    Beautiful quilt!

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    That is absolutely stunning!!!. You did a wonderful job.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    You are a very talented quilter. it's beautiful.

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    Gorgeous quilt!
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