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Lovin’ on… Cathedral Windows right now

(From top left, left to right) 1. By FlossyBossy 2. By the workroom 3. By 1159 studio 4. By alexisanneg 5. By the workroom 6. By sixorangesocks 7. By Needlework 8. By Happy Zombie 9. By the workroom

I used to think that Cathedral Window Quilts were so exquisite, so mind-warpingly detailed there was NO WAY I could ever make one. Those kind of quilts are reserved for the super advanced, smarty pants, “been quilting for 200 years kind of people”. Of course the quilters above are extremely talented, no doubt, but after reading through a few tutorials the process doesn’t seem so scary anymore. Actually do-able, even! Which means I totally want to make a dozen of them, right this second.

Like most quilts, there are billions of different fabric combos to make your CW unique and modern. I LOVE the idea of layering a print under the “window pane” fabric to give more color to the design (see #6) or just using a print other than cream or white for your background gives the quilt a completely different, bolder personality (#2, 4, 9). But I also love the simplicity and timeless quality of the cream/white backgrounds. (#1, 8)

Now you know why I need to make a dozen.

See some great tutorials here, and here.