More Cathedral Windows

My Handwork group met yesterday and I took the opportunity to finish my little Cathedral Windows block.  While I do enjoy handwork, I don’t think I’ll be making a whole quilt of these!  Sewing back the curved part is great, but I really did not like how long it took to get to that point with the prep work involved in sewing all the white squares together by hand.  If I were planning to do a larger project, I might combine the hand and machine techniques by sewing the background (white) squares together by machine and then doing the curve part by hand.  (You can see my post about the results of my machine-made block here.)

I would also have some practicing to do with folding the background squares as you can see that this block is nowhere near square!

I do love the shapes this blocks make – petal and “star” shapes are some of my favorites.  In fact, the project that I usually work on with my Handwork group includes some of those shapes as well.

(For those of you who went back to read the linked post – I guess 2010 was not the year that quilt got finished 🙂 – maybe 2011?)

Have you tried Cathedral Windows?

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 13:23h, 31 March Reply

    My first, and only, Cathedral Windows was supposed to be done completely by hand, but I lost patience quickly and stitched all the curves by machine. I ended up w/ a table runner and will leave the windows to folks who like to make them.

  • What Comes Next?
    Posted at 14:43h, 30 March Reply

    I love your Cathedral Windows – the colours just glow! I'm with you on not liking all the prep work and doing them by hand, so have not done nmore than a few test blocks. I think I'm going to have to check out and practise that machine method – thank you!

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