Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cathedral Windows QAL: Block 2

Cathedral Window Sampler QAL



I'm so excited to be sharing my Cathedral Window block with you today!

Woven Windows

Head over to the Pellon Projects site for a .pdf download of the instructions.

Woven Cathedral Window block

Fabrics needed
3 Fat quarters – 1 for the background background (brown)  and 2 for the strips (red & orange)

Materials needed
10” Pellon 805 Wonder-Under

Tools needed
Sewing machine & related supplies
Rotary cutting tools & supplies

Cutting instructions
From background fabric, cut one block 12.5”x12.5”.  From each of two remaining fat quarters, cut five 4”x12.5” strips (10 strips total, 5 each of two fabrics).

Cathedral Window Weave Block

From Pellon 805 Wonder-Under, cut ten 1”x12.5” strips.

Assembly instructions
With wrong side up, finger press or use an air/water soluble marker to mark the center lengthwise on each 4”x12.5” strip.

Cathedral Window Weave Block

Fold & press one edge to the center mark.

Cathedral Window Weave Block

Fold & press second edge to center mark.

Cathedral Window Weave Block

Repeat for each strip, resulting in ten 2” strips.

Following instructions on Pellon 805 Wonder-Under, press Wonder-Under to back side of each 2” strip centered over the seam.

Cathedral Window Weave Block

Once fused, remove paper backing from Pellon 805 Wonder-Under.

Place 5 matching strips vertically on 12.5” block, centered & with equal spacing between strips.

Cathedral Window Weave Block

Pin each strip at one edge.

Cathedral Window Weave Block

Fold up vertical strips 2 and 4, then lay down horizontal strip 1.

Cathedral Window Weave Block

Fold down vertical strips 2 and 4, fold up vertical strips 1, 3, and 5, then lay down horizontal strip 2.

Cathedral Window Weave Block

Repeat until all 5 horizontal strips are added.  All strips should be woven together.  Adjust strips so all spacing is even.

Cathedral Window Weave Block

Carefully transfer to ironing board, and following instructions on Pellon 805 Wonder-Under, press (may be necessary to flip block & press from back as well) to adhere strips.

Baste ¼” around block to hold down edges of strips.

Cathedral Window Weave Block

Fold back center of each section, and pin curve in place.  Don’t worry about making perfect curves, they will ease into place as they are sewn down.

Cathedral Window Weave Block

Cathedral Window Weave Block

Shorten stitch length, then begin sewing curves.  Back-stitch 1 or 2 stitches at the beginning and end of each curve.  Ease curve into place as you sew.

Make sure to pay close attention when sewing overlapping curves.  The bottom curve should be folded up instead of flat.

Incorrect
Woven Cathedral Window

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Woven Cathedral Window

Sew each curve on both sides of each strip.  Once all curves are sewn, remove basting stitches if desired.

Woven Windows

All done!  Don't forget to share photos of your blocks in the Flickr group for your chance to enter the giveaways!

Until next time...

12 comments:

  1. These blocks are just awesome looking. Great tutorial! Thank you.

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  2. interesting blocks. great tutorial. I hope to get my first two blocks done this weekend.

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  3. Very cool block! I love the woven look you've got going on there! :)

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  4. Such a cool effect, I'd never thought of windowing in any other way than the traditional style windows

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  5. great block, I'll have to make sure to do this one when I'm fully alert

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  6. Done with that block, Bree! Thanks a lot for the idea. :)

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  7. great tute..loved doing this one !!

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  8. wow, that is one block I'll have to do. thank you.

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