February 7th, 2011
I’m always encouraging people to try something new or something they’ve never done. Just practice. Make a small version of something to test-drive it out. So I’m practicing what I’m preaching. I’ve always been obsessed with Cathedral Window Quilts - the crazy how-the-f-did-they-do-that with fabric and stitches wonderment and awe, and the tactile feeling of it. Touch. Touch. Touch. I just want to touch every Cathedral Window quilt I see.
So knowing I could not be entertained by the Super Bowl commercials alone… I knew I had to have a hand project to work on to sustain me during those 3+ long boring hours (and keeping me from snacking). I found two tutorials I that looked right up my alley - one at Hyena In Petticoats and the other from Christina at The Sometimes Crafter. Both different, but both the same result. And both were easy for my brain to grasp!
I used Sandy Klop’s Snippets and Kona Snow, and on the sides I folded a square of Snippets in half diagonally to fill those “windows”. Each window of Snow I cut at 5″, and each Snippets piece I cut at 1⅜”. One thing I learned was the importance of good pressing and folding when making the windows. That is key… and my lack of good pressing and folding is evident in my practice quilt. But hey - I made a Cathedral Window quilt…
even if it’s only 5″ square!
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