Sunday, February 17, 2013

First cathedral window pillow finished

My sister-in-law came up with an idea to make cathedral window panels for pillows as memory pieces out of fabric and clothing of my late mother-in-law. This is the first one.

Top:
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Side:
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Close-up:
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264.5 pillow top and back
110 pillow side
484 cathedral window
858.5 total square inches = 0.5 yards
Edit - I forgot about the squares on top! I'd guess another 0.1 yards used there, what with trimming and having to use background white under some of the squares. So I'm going to call the total 0.6 yards.

This was a LOT of work to bust half a yard of stash!!

9 comments:

Karen Mallory said...

Hey! That is a fantastic pillow. Cathedral windows are too much work for me! Kudos to you!!
hugs Karen

wackywoman said...

Really nice Michele. It is kinda fun to do. Hadn't thought about it for a memory quilt. That's a great idea.

creativedawn said...

Lol...yes it is, but was well worth it! Your pillow is gorgeous!
hugzzzz

Heather's Haven said...

absolutely love it. I made a lot of pillows for Christmas this year but nothing as fancy as this.

Heather in wi
from craft group

Khristina aka Khris said...

Well done Michele...I did a few little pincushions with cathedral windows and really enjoyed making them...not sure I would like to do a big quilt though...lol
Hugs Khris

Beeshebags said...

It might have been alot of hard work, but it's sooooo worth it...from the aesthetic look of the pillow, but also the sentimental side of it with the clothing from MIL.

Great Job
Hugs
Naomi

Alyson said...

This turned out so great! I like the yellow - it's an unusual color for the background of a cathedral window. :-)

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