Friday, October 3, 2014

Rainbow Pillow

I managed to finish up the cathedral window pillow I started at Camp-Stichalot two weeks ago.  I had a friend who wanted to learn how to make this block so I did some of my cutting before I went and I took lots of scraps with me.

I had a mishap with my text fabric - I had bought a bunch of black and white text print.  I ran out while cutting my initial squares.  I went back to my local quilt store and bought what I thought was the same fabric.  It was not.  It was black and cream.  I then needed to make another trip to buy the rest of the black and cream text print...
Here is a progress shot  I lost a square on my way to the ironing board.  When I took my class with Bari she could not express how much she loved glue basting.  I must say it was a huge game changer for this application.  I am not sure I will use it for other things but who knows.  It really stopped the squares from moving around on me when I was turning over the edges to sew down the curves. 

I finished the back of the pillow with a simple envelope closing using straight line stitching about every 3rd of an inch. 

The only thing I am not overjoyed about is my green squares.  I used more blue than I should have.  So I do plan on making another one of these this winter.  I plan on donating this pillow to the next Crafters for Courage Auction.   This finished up at 14 X 28.
Thanks for stopping by.  When I get off work tonight I have an unrealistic list waiting for me.  Hopefully I can cross at least one sewing item off by Sunday.     Linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday.


  1. I've done a small sample of Cathedral Window 10 years ago. I don't think I'll have the patience to do it anymore. I really loke the way you place your fabrics. And the "uncompleted" corners. I'll come back.

  2. cathedral windows are my favorite although i have never made one. Beautiful cushion and i like the rectangular shape.

  3. Hello. I love your cushion. The colours and the text fabric look brilliant together. Great project!

  4. I haven't made anything cathedral windows in a long, long time. But your pillow gets me thinking about how it could be more modern. Ooh... so much inspiration, so little time! :)

  5. These are some of the prettiest cathedral windows I've seen. I like the rainbow effect, and your print fabric is the perfect compliment to set the colors off.

  6. I think its absolutely perfect, greens and blues included!!! We are all so critical of our own work, but trust me on did it just right!