I have been dreaming of slicing into the fabric bundle that we got from Fort Worth Fabric Studio and MadTosh for a few weeks! I FINALLY decided on putting a modern twist on a traditional block and this is the result. I like to think it is somewhere between the Southern Baptist tradition I grew up with and the views I have today.
This is the first Cathedral Window block that I have ever attempted. It used an enormous amount of fabric, but I really think that keeping with tradition was important. I used the pattern found in 99 Modern Blocks. I spent a lot of time at the ironing board hanging out with my girl Mary Ellen’s Best Press. When I set down to actually sew it was magical to pull back the edges and create the windows. I was so excited about the result that I actually had to stop and take a break so I wouldn’t make a “happy” mistake! (Maybe I am the only one that has to do this. If I don’t stop then I make mistakes and end up using the seam ripper more than the sewing machine.) I hope that I can actually give this up to the Quilt Con instead of keeping it for myself.
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***I have some fabric left and plan on slicing it for another block. Keep checking back for more blocks!***