Saturday, April 16, 2011

Completed Cathedral Windows!

Update:  Sharing this for Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story
Can you believe it?  Friday Night Sew In Success!! 
Here's my completed Cathedral Windows Pillow.
I am so pleased with how it turned out.
But, I had a hard time finding a spot to photograph it.
  Seemed too fancy for my living room.

Here's a few more views.
I learned so much from this project.
Of course the cathedral windows were a first.
But I also got to try a basting spray to keep
all those windows in place as I sewed and found it worked well.
And, I learned how to make my own piping,
thanks to a little help from my zipper foot.
I used fabric from one of the windows.
The most exciting part was putting that pillow form in and seeing the finished cushion!

A very special thanks to Melissa at Make Life Beautiful
for her wonderful tutorial and her encouragement all along the way!

I definitely want to make another one someday!
Hope your weekend has been productive!

20 comments:

Bailey said...

Love the finished product! Sounds like it was a very educational experience for you - those are fun projects, I love the sense of accomplishing something new. Congratulations!

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Wendy...didn't that come up well. I like it sitting on the black chair..the plainness of the chair just emphasises the shapes and intricacy of the details on your cushion..brilliant!

Ann Marie said...

Congrats it looks great. I need to finish mine so I can feel that sense of accomplishment too!

Impera_Magna said...

Wow... that's a beautiful pillow! Congrats on the great finish!

Natasha said...

I love this. Very pretty and fresh looking. Congrats on a great finish and a great FNSI!

Faith S. said...

Wow, it is gorgeous! Of course, I knew it would be, you have never made anything that is not ;) Can't wait to see it in person - Miss you!

-Char

Mary Ann & Mother said...

Wow! The buttons add such a nice touch, too. This looks very professionally done.

Brenda said...

The pillow is wonderful. The more I see this design the more I want to try it.

Kathy T. said...

Wonderful pillow - your cathedral windows look perfect. I'll bet it actually looks great anywhere ... congratulations!

Rachel said...

This is SO beautiful! I love the addition of buttons. Wow - I want to make one now...

Heidi said...

Oh.My.Goodness!! I LOVE that pillow. I want to hold it.. and touch it.. Mail it to me. :-).. I promise I'll send it back (eventually). lol

Karen said...

Beautiful Wendy!!!!! The buttons are a fabulous addition and the piping is perfect!

Sandra said...

All I can say is wow! This is so pretty! Your attention to detail makes this a real beauty:)

Shannon said...

It is so wonderful!! Love the pictures.

Narelle said...

Oh Wendy, your cushion is so elegant!
Well done :o)

CityHouseStudio said...

This is just beautiful!
I have yet to make one, but I LOVE these cathedral windows!

CrafterBerly said...

I think the pillow is perfect for your living room! I haven't tried cathedral windows yet (or anything not doable in a straight line, for that matter, but I can't wait to try!

Sew.What. said...

What a beautiful pillow. I am jealous it's sitting in your house and not my own! Thanks for the link too. Stopping by from QS.

Karen said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning!

Quiltstory said...

love it! one day....Thanks for linking to Quiltstory!