Saturday, August 16, 2008

Flower Garden Cathedral Window

I am going to be teaching a class in Cathedral Window quilts in the fall using a technique I have developed where everything is done on the machine, except sewing the window inserts, which I still enjoy doing by hand. I needed to start a class sample to teach with, and I had planned to just do a small wall hanging size, but that did not last for long. So here is what I have come up with - what do you think of this design. For now, I am calling it Flower Garden Cathedral Window, but that will change with time. All the inserts in the green blocks will be floral. Then a border of sunshine blocks, with yellow floral inserts surrounded by blue sky blocks with the yellow sunshine for inserts. This is an EQ6 drawing of what I have in mind. The quilt will measure 80" x 89" when done, just a tad bigger than what you normally hang on the wall, LOL. If you are interested, I do have this technique out in a copyrighted pattern that sells for $8 - if you want one, send me an email and I will give you mailing information for your payment.

This is very different from my original quilt, which was done in Amish tone solids.
Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

em's scrapbag said...

I think your quilt looks great. Isn't it funny how some quilts just grow and grow. Have a great day!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I think it's going to be beautiful. I love the way you did the border part. blessings, marlene

Scottish Nanna said...

WOW your quilt is to dream for One day I might be that good With a lot of practise.
Hugs Mary.

Quilt crazy said...

It looks great! If you really want to do a wall hanging, I would think you could scale it down a bit and it would still work.

Catherine said...

The quilt will be fabulous! I really love the effect with the border.

Scrappy Cat said...

Your quilt is going to be beautiful - and only a little big for a wall quilt. :)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

This looks very ambitious, and yet by machine... very "do-able". Well done!

Kathy said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love that. I've always loved this pattern.

Ellen said...

Hey, monma! I love the one you've already made!! The colors really pop in it. The one you've just designed is very pretty too! The computer-designed one doesn't do the actual product any justice! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

love you!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! That quilt you've already made is so pretty! How fun to be teaching this class -- have a good time!

Candace said...

Your quilt is going to be wonderful. I have always thought that Cathedral Windows were particularly lovely. Also, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comment.

teresa sako said...

Hello, my name is Teresa, too. And I´m from Granada, Spain. But I was born in Japan and learnd Patchwork there. I came to you from Aby Quilt blog. I love your´s and I´ll visit you often.
Hugs, Teresa Sako.