Monday, October 1, 2012
Cathedral window blocks are traditionally about folding and topstitching to create beautiful blocks with lots of depth. Today, I'm really excited to share this cathedral window block using Tula Pink 'The Birds and the Bees' fabrics. This post is part of the Cathedral Window Sampler Quilt Along. My block is the first in the series, but be sure to check the link for the complete schedule and list of prizes!!! Thanks to Pellon and Free Quilt Patterns and Bree for hosting!!
I think this block would be better in solids...it's a tad bit busy. My friend Bree suggested the solids, and here's her version:
Finished block: 12.5"
Fabric needed to make 1 block
Five 13" squares of fabric - cut each block into 6.5" squares
Note: before you begin assembling, set aside the fabric that you would like for the center 'star'; this fabric will be sewed last for each block.
7. Repeat the previous steps to complete a total of 4 blocks. You can either proceed with the same fabric order, or randomly place your fabrics, like I did for my block.
8. Sew your blocks together, 2 blocks across and 2 blocks down. When sewing the blocks together, make sure that the edges of the center star fabrics are right sides together.
And you're finished! Stay tuned for the other cathedral window blocks in the Pellon Sampler Series!