Thursday, October 18, 2012

Peek in my windows...

Cathedral windows, that is. This technique has been on my mental to-do list for a long time, but seeing Amy's small wall hanging in the Dots on Dots blog hop a few weeks ago really catapulted the idea to the top of my list!
And then I heard about Pellon's Cathedral Window Quiltalong. Perfect!
I love the look of cathedral windows with a solid background, like the gray in Amy's piece, but I promised myself I would do this quiltalong completely from my stash (which is not very solid-y. I tend to use solids up as they come in the door!).

So I pulled out a stash of red, black and white fat quarters, from Red Rooster Fabrics' Mango Tango and Paparazzi collections. (This isn't all of them--I was so eager to start my blocks that I made the first couple before taking this photo.)

I am loving trying out all these variations of Cathedral Window blocks! You can find links to all of the blocks here; two new blocks will be posted each week through the end of the month.

The first block uses four of these quarter blocks:

First I put them together like the original pattern:
But I decided it was too dense in the middle. 

So I rotated the quarter blocks instead to get this:

The second block, which is woven strips:

And a close-up:

I'm having fun...more blocks to come as I finish them!

p.s. Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict's Can I get a whoop whoop? today!


  1. Beautiful, I like the way you rotated the 1st block, very nice!

  2. Ooh - I love the woven strips. Is it as difficult to do as it looks?

  3. I also like the first block after the rotation. The woven strips is great too. Red, black and white are my favorite color combination.

  4. Lovely fabric combination. The woven block is great.

  5. Looking good. I agree with how you rotated the first block. I have always wanted to do a traditional cathedral windows, too. I am doing a spin off of cathedral windows. It's called secret garden. Someday, I'll do a real cathedral windows.