Friday, November 5, 2010

Finished Cathedral Windows Pillow

Although my to-do-before-Christmas list is way too long, I took some time last night to finish my cathedral windows pillow. I added an ivory and green grass border to the front so it would be big enough for my 20" pillow form. I initially thought about having a navy border too, but felt like the colors needed a little more balance. Now I'm wishing though that the ivory border were smaller.


As I was browsing Flickr for ideas for the back, I saw this and decided to use the same design. I had the perfect amount of fabric left over for the little strips and thought the design lent itself well for what I was going for, which was a simple yet formal appearance to mimic the formal, sophisticated look of the front.

Looking at the back this closely tells me I need a 1/4" guide to help me get straight seams when they're this narrow.

This was a fun project to work on. I'm planning on making a companion pillow with the same color scheme, but it will have to wait until after the holidays.

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22 comments:

Melissa said...

It looks wonderful :)

Tanya said...

I'm inspired! Have to try this before Christmas! Thank you.

AnneMarie said...

I love this! I know I commented the last time you posted a sample of this. So inspiring! I didn't think I even liked cathedral windows until I saw your take on it. LOVE it!

AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters

Leslie said...

this is beautiful...i have not hard the nerve to try these yet.

thecraftyquilter said...

What a beautiful pillow! Love your colors. The ivory looks perfect!

Denise said...

Brooke, this pillow is gorgeous.

Mary said...

SO pretty! Love the colors and solids!

TheBlackForrist said...

I love it... the colors and the design, it's always one of my favorites, very classic, and completely unfathomable for me, I crochet, enough said ;-)

Marie said...

It's so pretty. I love it. Again, I will say.....You are so talented!

Sara said...

Very modern and clean cut:) Love it!

Kati said...

I love how your pillow turned out. It looks so nice!

Carla said...

I am totally impressed with how perfect the windows came out!

Cheryl said...

popping over from Amylou's sew and tell.
Love your pillow. Great color combo and love your bit of interest on the back side of the pillow.
This particular quilt block is my fave, so I had to stop by and take a looksee.

Dayna said...

One day I must tackle this pattern. One day. :-)

This is beautiful!

emedoodle said...

I love it! It's awesome! :) Great colors - everything! :)

Elizabeth D. said...

Just gorgeous!! I especially love the stripe down the back :)

Bellgirl said...

This is lovely! I'm inspired to give Cathedral window a try. Happy Fabric Tuesday!

Wendy said...

Very nice. I will be trying Cathedral Windows in the coming year for sure. I really like how you did the back of the pillow too.

winnie said...

It turned out fabulous!

traceyjay said...

wow! (I so need to tackle these!). :)

Grandma Roberts said...

Brooke, I love the cathedral look on things. I have done samples of it but I have never used it on any thing. Maybe some day I'll try if I live long enough to finish some of my things I have to or are partly
done. Grandma Roberts

Quiltstory said...

Brooke, it turned out awesome! I want to try!

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