Do you know, I had always thought of Cathedral Windows quilts as totally handmade - something to work on during the train journey or when curled up by the fire. So I was really surprised when I found out that cathedral windows quilts can be partly machine sewn. I'm amazed at how much it speeds up the process. It isn't always possible to use this method - for instance I wouldn't have been able to use it in the border for the celtic wall hanging in yesterday's post because that needed to be hand sewn to the centre panel
To make the quilted wall hanging you will need:
four black 14" squares
four coloured 4" squares (the two blues in the photo)
eight red 4" squares for the triangular edges
Turn the pouch right side out, gently pressing out the corners from the inside. Press.
Sometimes it's clearer on video:
For this cathedral windows quilted wall hanging I needed only four quilt blocks so I joined them together in pairs and then foined the pairs together to make a four blocks square.
Measure the length of the side of this square. The books say to use this measurement to cut the contrasting fabric, but I find it easier to use a square 1/8" smaller all the way round. that means cutting a square 1/4" smaller than the size of the square you are matching.
As this is for a wall hanging, I haven't stitched across the bottom of the triangle, but if I was making a cathedral windows quilt I would stitch the triangles bases to secure them.
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