Today’s chapter is about cathedral windows. I remember making a cw pillow once – back in the ‘70’s I think. Pretty straightforward technique, but not like Jennie Rayment’s version. She does like complexity!
I had a bit of a struggle getting it right at first! Of course, I did not follow the measurements in the book. I mean – a square is a square – right? I just cut the biggest one that would fit from the fabric I had in front of me. Of course, by being too lazy to dig out another piece of fabric, I ended up working twice as long and hard to get the first one done! I even resorted to using a calculator – gasp!
Aaah – that’s better! I think I’ve figured it out now. At least it looks more like the illustration in the book – not to mention lying flat!
Here’s the final result. Now I like that! A small bead or button in the center and it has definite possibilities. Feeling pretty proud of myself, I decided to go on to the next section.
Oh no! This one involves geometry! Gulp! But I persevered . . .
Rectangles are a wee bit more challenging – especially since I went for a much smaller size. Sorry this photo is blurry, but I think you can see sort of how it turned out. And – because I apparently like torturing myself – I made four of them!!
Pretty cool, huh? Hmmmm. I think I see another pillow in my future!