Monday, April 7, 2014

Modern Cathedral Window Pillows



     
I had a great time Saturday teaching some eager students how to make Cathedral Windows using their sewing machines, no hand sewing. Some used other colors behind the windows...like Joann.
Some used the same color to frame the windows....either way there was a wide assortment of fabrics, all of them were shaping up to be winners!

You can make the windows out of just about anything, including holiday motifs.
Florals work well too, and Candy's batiks just shine!
Darlene used yellow behind the windows. She is using up some fabrics that she made a quilt with several years ago.

We all loved these florals!

Rachel had some coffee prints, so got a good start on her pillow. She posted on Facebook yesterday that she couldn't wait to finish it and here it is! They really are fast and easy to make. I will be teaching this class again on May 3, so if you've been wanting to learn this technique, that would be the time to do it!
       

I finished the new sampler blocks yesterday, so now I have to find two fabrics for the setting blocks. They will be simple half square triangles...very large ones. I am anxious to get this finished now!

7 comments:

SewCalGal said...

Lovely Cathedral Windows. One of my favorite designs.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Vivian said...

If I lived just a few hours closer, I'd be one of those eager students. Cathedral windows have always intrigued me. I even have a book to study them. Taking your class would be a better strategy.
Great projects by your students, as always.

ga447 said...

I just love this pattern, the pillows came out great. The class was so much fun.

Rosa said...

Spectacular.Love them all!!

Sharon said...

Beautiful Cathedral Windows! I particularly like the blue and yellow ones. Very striking combo!

I've never understood how the darn things are put together, so if I lived closer, I'd for sure be in your class. But, I guess my guild will be having a class on how to do these on the machine. I wonder if it is the same technique as yours?

Mrs Knitaddict said...

All so beautiful, Jean!
Every time I visit your Blog is the same feeling: GREAT ADMIRATION
for your skills and your teaching abilities-shame I don' t live closer.
Best regards,
Dolly

Maggi said...

Lovely results. Cathedral Window is my favourite techniques, although I do prefer to do it by hand.