Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cathedral Window Update

Just in case you thought I was slacking...
well, I might be, but I'm making progress.
It is a very slow going piece.
I now have all 99 blocks made 
from the 398 smaller blocks.

Aaaaand...from those 99 blocks,
I am now joining them into pairs,
then onto the main piece which will eventually
end up being the coverlet.
I didn't show all 99 of the blocks as they are
stowed away in a basket so I just took out a hand full.

I am still working at it.
Really I am - here's the needle.
Maybe by fall it will look more like a real coverlet.

A word to anyone who is considering making this pattern.
You need to be okay with so-so.
If you are a perfectionist, you might grind your teeth down
and need to learn wittlin' so you can make some new choppers.
I have been adding beads to distract add to the design.
The design is flawed!
There is no way to fold 4 layers of fabric
into a perfect angle of about 15-20 degrees.
(Side note: I'm so old, I remember degrees symbols on typewriters.)
In order to make the point, 
you must roll the fabric over creating the appearance
of another seam.
Also, in the points, if you do attempt to make them perfect,
there is a very small corner of the raw edge of the window
that will show.
Had I known these things prior to making it,
I might not have committed to a queen size coverlet.
Hubby loves it and thinks it is beautiful.
He likes the effect of the fabric folding and the colors.
So it's his:)

Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches


  1. this is a major project you are doing, like your DH I also love it, the colours are a great choice, must e taking masses of fabric, that is what puts me off Cathedral windows the actual cost, a lovely piece

  2. It's beautiful. I've only seen one of these quilts finished and it was with light fabrics. The dark is so striking. I know my hands would be cramped before one was done. ~Pamela

  3. I need to learn how to quilt! I started a project many moons ago using my favorite vintage hankies with my sister in law to help but one day's work is all it got :( I could see it all made up and pretty in my head but that is as far as it goes. One day!!! Thanks for linking up with us this week!

  4. It looks like it's going to be beautiful!

  5. I so love the color combination you've chosen! I'm planning one of my own, with a grey background - which is how I found myself here. Would love to see the finished project!