Friday, February 3, 2012

Cathedral Windows


The cathedral windows pillow is one of the most rewarding projects I have done in a while. I followed the instruction from this book I had purchased last year. It is full of cute ideas for "pretty little pillows".

While doing a google search about cathedral windows, I found this blog. She did a terrific job, showing with photos, how to do this technique. I hope you will give it a try. It is a great way to make something beautiful using scrap fabric.


I also finished two felt cases for my small sewing scissors. I apologise for not remembering where I found the idea. But, it is a easy pattern to make up. This was my first attempt at the blanket stitch...I do need more practice!
My daughter, who also sews, will be gifted with the pink and green case.

More and more, I'm finding out there is just not enough time to do all the projects I would like to do. Especially since I live in the country and other outside projects are pulling me away from the sewing nook. Do you also find that to be true with you?

Enjoy your Friday....

Meggie Mac

18 comments:

  1. That is just beautiful Meggie! I'm going to make myself some scissors cases now that I've seen yours. I have lots of felt so it won't cost me anything.

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    1. sorry Scarlet....my reply to you somehow got published below....gremlins, I guess.

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  2. The Cathedral Window pattern is beautiful and you have definitely done it justice, Meggie. It would be nice in jewel colours with a black surround as well xxx

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    1. Yes, it would be beautiful with the black. Have you made this pattern before?

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  3. Hi Scarlet,
    Thanks for looking in on me today. I forgot to give the reason I decided to make the little case. I always carry a bag of things I'm working on. This case protects my fingers when I reach in the bag. This would also be a nice inexpensive gift to make for friends who sew.

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  4. Hi Meggie, I really like your colour choices for the Cathedral Window pillow - very elegant. I had a quick peek at the tutorial and it does seem excellent. When time permits I may start sorting through my stash of fabrics.

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    1. Hi Elaine...Even with my sewing nook, my fabrics get out of sorts. Today was outside project day, so I had little time for indoors. I would love to have an entire week to do nothing but sew.

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  5. Great blog ("Hyena in Petticoats") you linked to featuring the cathedral window quilt tutorial. One day, I will make a quilt...after knitting, gardening, blogging, cooking, photographing....as you say ~ just not enough time in the day for all that we want to do...speaking of wanting to do....I want to make the cute sissor pouch! The different colored felt with the blanket stitch is just adorable. That would save many a bag from having holes poked into it!

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    1. Isn't that a wild name for a blog? She obviously is very creative and the tutorial was perfect. The scissor case is easy, so make several at one time to use as gifts. Thanks for checking in with me today.

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  6. The cushion is beautiful Meggie, and such a good way to use up fabric scraps.........your lunch in the previous post actually made my mouth water.........darn healthy eating plan. x

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    1. Yes, the kolaches are not calorie free. So when I eat them, I eat two. That is one for each side of my body....just to keep me balanced! haha

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    1. Thank you...and the results pleased me too!

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  8. I love your pillow! It's stunning, really. You did a beautiful job.
    -Jaime
    P.S. yes, I totally know what you mean by too many projects and too little time!

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    1. My problem is that I want to do almost everything I see.
      By the way, your baby has the sweetest face and hands. Thanks for taking time to read my blog.

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    2. Aw, thanks Meggie! You have a beautiful blog and I enjoy visiting.

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  9. Hi Meggie, the cushion is gorgeous.it looks like it took ages to do but i really love it.

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  10. Dear Meggie, wonderful pillows. I really want to make cathedral windows patchwork but I don t know how do make. I looked the blog you said. That is so good. All steps are showed so I can try to make. Thank you for the book and also the blog you wrote. Very good and hard work... Best wishes..

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