I woke up horribly early this morning so decided to get going on my pincushion. I’m pleased with the outcome but had I known how fiddly cathedral windows are, I think I would have gone with another design!
As I haven’t made a cathedral window block before, I followed a couple of online tutorials. I mainly used this one from Making Ends Meet, but instead of hand-stitching the two squares together, I machine-stitched them, following this tutorial from hyena in petticoats.
The fabric was left over from my first baby quilt and was cut to size with a rotary cutter following this tutorial from the purl bee. It was my first attempt at rotary cutting and it seemed to work well.
So what did I learn from this project?
- I NEVER EVER want to make a full cathedral window quilt. The pincushion only has 2 windows and it drove me up the wall!
- Rotary cutting is much easier and more accurate than using scissors to cut fabric
- Keep a quick-unpick handy when sewing (not that I needed one during this project, of course…)
EDIT 5th July 2010: I’m now working on a tutorial for this and hope to have it up here soon!