Lessons Learned via the Cathedral Window

May my struggles and hardships help others, lol.

1. High quality, high thread count muslin is a must.

2. This is an excellent place to use those beautiful but thin fabrics that have crept into your stash...they'll be backed and tacked down by several layers of that muslin.

3. I used to find ironing soothing, now I know how long it takes for steam burns to heal.

4. I once considered learning something about origami, I'm over it.

5. Reminding yourself repeatedly that this is going to be beautiful and you really wanted to try this pattern...does not help.

6. You don't own enough pins.

7. The button on your sewing machine with the u-turn symbol, is your backtack..it's a useful button after all.

8. All of the machine stitched methods for making this quilt are hideously ugly, quit wasting time and fabric trying them and just get on with it.

9. The dreaded double wedding ring is so much easier than this.

10. Your niece already knows you're making this for her, there is no getting out of it now.

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Comment by viki hagan on June 17, 2013 at 7:10pm

So, last night when I was trying and failing miserably at sleeping.. I had this ridiculous idea. And if I'm ever crazy enough to make another one of these.. I'm gonna use it. You know those amazing ribbons with all the gold and silver filigree work in them? Those would make awesome windows.

like this...

I think it might look even more exceptional, if the frames were done in black instead of white.

Comment by viki hagan on April 26, 2013 at 1:28pm

lol, Karen..she will understand, she has two beautiful baby girls and she tried repeatedly to make them baby quilts that she loved..she says she needs more practice..and she does, but she did a find job for her first attempts. Not to mention I will remind her repeatedly that it's being hand sewn and therefore took and is taking darn near FOREVER, lol.

Comment by Karen Lightman on April 26, 2013 at 6:18am

Love it! You are too funny. The colors are awesome...kiddo is going to appreciate it but I doubt she'll really know the anguish....like giving birth sometimes...my kids still don't appreciate the labor!!!

Comment by viki hagan on April 24, 2013 at 3:24pm

thanks Chris, it's coming along and .. it IS a time killer, I thought about clocking it and decided I probably can't count that high, lol

Comment by Chris Morris on April 24, 2013 at 2:36pm

Well Viki, for all of your trials in making this Cathedral Windows..it has turned out Very Well.  The rich blues against the white is very pretty.  This pattern, among many, is one I still would like to try.  The only almost unattainable element is time.  :o)

Comment by viki hagan on April 22, 2013 at 8:06pm

thanks sue..

Riana, not at all, it's just about what you would expect from a piece that was sandwiched with a low loft bat and quilted up to this point. I expect when it's finished it will be a nice weight for a bedspread. Since there is no batting or quilting, all the warmth has to come from the layers. One more reason to use a nice quality fabric.

Comment by sue brigle on April 22, 2013 at 7:58pm

well, lucky for us, you amuse more than just yourself!

Comment by Riana Noyes on April 22, 2013 at 7:53pm

Thanks for the heads-up , Viki. ls this heavy ( for it's size)? 

Comment by Ethelda Hillsman on April 22, 2013 at 10:08am

This will be a beautiful quilt. Love the blues.

Comment by viki hagan on April 21, 2013 at 8:09pm

lol, thanks sue, no I don't.. I just drop stuff in a blog when I feel like rambling on and amusing myself

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