I will be teaching a modern version of the Cathedral Windows block in an upcoming class so I wanted to try the traditional method as well. That way I can show the traditional method during my class.
Making them the traditional way involves a lot of hand sewing, which I am not opposed to, but seem to have trouble finding the time to do it. You start out by folding a large square, folding and folding until it's not large anymore. Then you sew those together. I have been working on this sample off and on for about a month. I don't want it completely finished, as I want to be able to show the different aspects of making it, but I do need to sew in a couple more windows before the class on Sept. 22.