I didn't expect such a response to the Cathedral Window Pillow I made for Meghan. She seems delighted, which makes me so incredibly happy. I've decided that I'm entering it into Rachel's Bloggers Pillow Party this month.
I love Cathedral Windows, in fact I tried them once before but got a little frustrated so I abandoned the project. Then I was paired with Meghan in the latest round of the Make Mine Modern Swap and she mentioned that Cathedral Windows make her swoon. Also, she was in the middle of a move so she wanted something she could use to decorate her new house. That was enough to give me the courage to try my hand at cathedral windows once more.
I poured over two tutorials that I found very helpful. One over here at Warmth in the North and Heather's tutorial found here. I jumped over to Heather's when it came time to machine stitch the windows open. I just didn't have enough time to handstitch them as suggested in the other tutorial.
TIP: I did have to rip a stitch or two and towards the end I found that instead of trying to machine stitch all the way around each window opening (as I did on most) that it helped create more precise corners if I stopped towards the end of each side and started fresh on each window curve.
It's my first "real" pillow ever and hence my first entry in the Bloggers Pillow Party. If you haven't joined in the fun yourself you should check it out over on Rachel's amazing blog!
I'm also linking this project up to Fabric Tuesday over at Quilt Story! Check them out and link up your latest project if you haven't already.