Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cathedral Windows

I tried to write up this post last night but ended up falling asleep at the computer. lol

Then, I tried to watch Pushing Daisies with Sweetie Pie and couldn't keep up with the story ... what with the nodding off again! So I was in bed by 9 pm.... only to be awaken at 4am by the little doxie girl. Apparently, she must have heard some little creatures rustling in the bushes because when I let her out in the backyard, she darted out there and disappeared in the darkness within seconds. She is a fast one! It always cracked me to see how fast those little doxies can run with their short legs. If you have ever seen a dachshund run, you know what I mean. :-D

OK... so you asked what does all that has to do with Cathedral Windows? Nothing! lol

Nothing came to mind when I sat down to write except for the images of those little hunters running back and forth in the yard. We do get wild rabbits and bushy tail squirrels in our yard every so often... and that's right up the alley of what little doxies were built to hunt.

OK... about the Cathedral Windows...

Last week, I went to Jo-Anns Craft Store in search of blue thread for sewing the binding down on Freshly Sliced (see last post) when I happened to see this book.

Now, I don't need another book or another project, and I had made a couple of samples of basic Cathedral Window(CW) before. But what caught my eyes is the shapes of the windows ... this book has different variations of CW such as working with rectangular blocks instead of squares and extra folding techniques. Plus, it was 40% off and another 10% off on top of that with a coupon. How could I resisted? :-p






This book has lots of fun projects in it like these pincushions here....

These worked up rather quickly. As you can see, it is also addictive! I have a couple more that I'm finishing up. The larger ones are about 5" and the small one is about 4".

This is my first sample of CW. It is a little quilt (12x12) and machine-pieced... no hand sewing at all. I saw this technique on Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson a few years back when it was on HGTV.

I'm in the process of looking for the second sample which is a UFO that I had packed up during one of my cleaning episode.... will post more about it when I find it.

For now, I have to get going with my day...

Have a great one!

:-)

7 comments:

Bea said...

Looks all very great! Wonderful work!
Have fun!

Julie said...

Those are very pretty.
I would love to see your pups on the hunt.

Mary said...

I like those pincushions. I also like Lynne Edwards books so I ordered this one - I think I almost bought it at B&N one day but didn't for some reason.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

This very innocent looking technique almost sent me running and screaming from the quilt world completely... luckily, I didn't let the CW's succeed in that. Your examples are lovely... the ones I remember from my distant past? Not so much...

Susan said...

Wow! Hi Rhonda! Long time no chat. The CW is beautiful! Another stricking quilt to be on my wish list! I love it! I haven't sewn at all since I made my first square. You might say that I am in a state of depression or something. Nothing moves me! Now that I saw this quilt, it brighten my day and I want to start back again so I can finish my first quilt to begin a new one. LOL!! Go figure, huh! Great job! I love all your quilts!

lani said...

Really cute CW stuff and your kids are precious ..happy turkey day...

Jennie said...

Oh, I am so glad I found this! I ordered that same book from Connecting Threads and am eagerly awaiting it! I am happy to see that it can help produce good results!- Jennie