Thursday, October 29, 2009

4 Seasons Holiday Quilt Swap


Another Christmas gift completed. I always wanted to make a themed cathedral windows so I decided to make a Christmas one for my 4 seasons holiday swap partner.
I enjoyed making this so much that I am off to make myself a cathedral windows tote bag.
Here is the tutorial for cathedral windows that require a backing. The tutorial with the backing already made as you go is on my side bar. I like making the one which requires a backing because it is much easier for me. That is the one I made here.

22 comments:

JustCindy said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see the tote bag.

Mrs Moen said...

So beautiful, and I love the flowers you have added to the quilt!

Janet said...

That's beautiful, your partner is going to flip over it. I tried the pattern once and I'm afraid it's not my forte.

Lenna Green of Stitching Cow said...

Well done. I have made a quilt using this pattern and appreciate how much work is involved. Lucky friend!

Pat said...

That is BEAUTIFUL!!! I, too, haven't had luck with the cathedral window...mine looks quite "rough"....LOL

Sweet P said...

Gorgeous!

Carrie P. said...

OH, so pretty. What a great idea to use all Christmas fabrics. Someone is really going to like it.

pajudie said...

That's beautiful - I've never done a Cathedral Windows before but you're inspiring me to try one!!

aubirdwoman said...

yes I flipped over Janet and absolutely in awe as this is now going to grace my table at the end of next month. thank you so much Betsy, and thank you for the turorial, no excuse now for not attempting one.

Anina said...

I just started a cathedral windows project and it's not going so well.
This is lovely!

Zoey said...

Fiesta, that is just beautiful. I love the flowers at the bottom. A tote bag would be great--can't wait to see it.

Susan said...

Very pretty!

Barb said...

I love the cathedral window...one time I cut all what was needed to make one but it was a mess....I will have to go and take a look at your tutorial....thanks!!! Love the quilt!!

RosaMaría said...

te quedó muy bonito. Tengo ganas de hacer ese diseño, pero me intimida un poco que parece difícil... lo fue? me gustaría para hacer unos cojines. Saludos!

Shiree said...

oh that is just so beautiful!! I can't wait to see the tote bag.. Just totally gorgeous!! You must be so pleased with this.

Julia said...

Beautiful!...your partner will love it!
A tote bag will be awesome!
Julia ♥

Karen said...

Beautiful!!

Debbie said...

this is soooo beautiful....

Quilt Hollow said...

Lots of work...but well worth it! Beautiful.

Eileen said...

Oh what a beautiful piece. I love how you used the printed Christmas fabric for the "white" part too. Of all the Cathedral windows I've seen.. yours are by far the best.

The Quilting Pirate said...

How pretty is that and so adorable in a smaller size! I think (being now I do a lot of hand work) I need to start my own cathedral windows!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm in love with it. Every time I come to your blog I want to do what you are doing.