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A casual blog highlighting my life with kids, grandkids and kitties...Also an avenue to show some items from my etsy shops.

**Please note..The other half of my life is dovoted to helping feral and free roaming cats in Walnut and the surrounding areas. You can learn more and follow our activites there at Walnut Iowa's Feral Cat Program! **

Friday, July 24, 2009

A note on Cathedral Windows

Found this little picture of 3 baby foxes and couldnt resist posting it!

*Note on Cathedral Windows
I wanted to let you that expressed a little interest in doing a Cathedral Window that I am considering doing a blog tutorial on how I do mine. I got a printed instruction sheet from the gal that did the ornaments at our guild meeting. The background piece is done on the sewing machine and the rest is hand sewn. I have found several places online that have different ways of making these, but this method works really well. I have found that pressing the background square as you go each step works the best...this takes some time, but it is well worth the effort. I will watch your comments and if you want me to, I will try to blog my way of doing them. Im so totaly hooked, Im hoping to see more cathedral windows cropping up in the quilt world. I even bought a really nice partial bolt of peach colored cotton to make my next one!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sew, Sew Fun!

Last month one of our guild members gave a little workshop on how to make cathedral window Christmas tree ornaments. My first thought.... """yeesh! Ive seen these done and I will NEVER do that...." But I also think one should try something before they completely pooh-pooh it...(except for sky diving), so I bravely drove in to make one. In fact, since our group was so small, I took 3 little kits home to make. I made one, hmmmm fun, made two and by the time I was done with all 3, I had gone to the fabric store, purchased 20 yards of white background fabric, rummaged thru my scraps and am on the road to a whole quilt. As a sick matter of fact (this will slay you Luann), I have also purchased a big hunk of a pretty peach color for the background of my SECOND Cathedral window quilt.

Possum likes it too... When I showed it at our guild meeting Tuesday night, on gal was saying " so when do you know to stop??'' Haha! The neverending project!

This is the perfect project for evening tv watching and a take along project for trips and Bag Ladies! This could be as sick as my hexagon quilt, but maybe a tiny bit milder.

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