Tuesday, 28 October 2008

New Book!

As you may have realised my creative muse has been drawn to Cathedral Windows lately. So much so, that I went out and bought a book. It contains not only the usual delightful Cathedral Window quilts but also some very beautiful artistic interpretations. Lynne Edwards has played about with the basic shapes and come up with some wonderful variations. One of which you see here on the cover.
She has also show cased some wonderfully artistic wall hangings made by other contributors. There is lots to keep me inspired, though I think I'm better off just going with the basics for now. She did suggest starting with a simple pin cushion.
I have to say, I'm unimpressed with my first efforts! I will be practising a little more before I get stuck in to make a bed size quilt! Lynn like all good teachers does warn of this, and urges patience and practice.
I think I'll also have a bash at following this tutorial before I start on anything huge and decide which one works best for me.
I'm planning to use whites for my background folds and scraps of Batiks for the windows. I do have some fat quarters and two half yards of batiks and will include those, but really would prefer to use as many different batiks as possible. I may be scrounging and begging scraps from you kind folks if this goes according to plan.
1) All your comments and advice on my butterflies.
2) I'm onto the final essay for my NVQ. Yippie!!
3) A book full of inspiration.


Lonely Paul said...


Miss 376 said...

I am sure you will have lots of fun with this. Looking forward to seeing how it all turns out

Sarah Nopp said...

I love the New Book feeling- I look at the pictures, then skim it, then read bits, then go through the whole thing.
Then I put it down and start afresh... ahh I just got a new book too LOL

Karol-Ann said...

Wish I'd read this post BEFORE I amiled your parcel today. (But then I still don't have many batik scraps either LOL).
CW are pretty, but they do look like hard work!

Lynda said...

Batiks will give this a really modern feeling and zing. How big do the centres have to be? I have quite a lot of blue batik scraps from my Turning 20 quilt.

Heather said...

I saw one of these about 15 years ago, and really wanted to do one, but couldn't remember the name. I stumbled across your blog today, and this is just what I wanted! Thanks!

black bear cabin said...

cathedral window quilts are sooo cool, but i have never had the guts to try them. your first try looks pretty good...keep my posted on how it improves and how you like it...perhaps ill give it a try someday :)