Cathedral Window Quilts

I started quilting because I wanted a form of handwork that produced fast results. That may sound off, but by comparison to beadwork, quilting offers instant gratification. I also love the fact that the finished product is something functional.
Antique quilts offer a glimpse into times past which also appeals to me. I’m fortunate enough to have several quilts made by my great grandmother. Try making one…it’s fun. There’s nothing better than a snuggly soft pile of quilted cotton on a cold night.
What’s your favorite quilt style? Or quilt story? Or quilt memory?

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  1. #1 by Kristen Lamb on July 27, 2011 - 6:03 pm

    Oh I am so jealous of people who quilt. I always wanted to learn, and one day I will…maybe. Cross stitch didn't go so well.I still have quilts my grandma made and they are so precious to me. I can almost hear the music for "Days of Our Lives" cue up. She used to sit in her chair and sew together scraps of material the church ladies brought over while she watched soaps.Thanks for such a wonderful memory.

  2. #2 by Naomi Bulger on July 28, 2011 - 12:00 am

    I am terminally impaired when it comes to sewing, I have been known to mess up the sewing-on of a button. This only serves to increase my admiration of quilting and other stitchy arts. My 'aunty betty' (my grandfather's third wife) used to sew lovely quilts for our family that we still treasure, and my husband and I recently bought a quilt in Pennsylvania that keeps us warm each night.

  3. #3 by Lesann Berry on July 28, 2011 - 4:40 am

    I particularly like cathedral window quilts because they really aren't quilts at all – hand sewn windows that make up a blanket. I think quilts are such an Americana item and nostalgic in so many ways -a tradition worth continuing.Saddle up ladies, time to stitch!

  4. #4 by Angela Orlowski-Peart on July 28, 2011 - 6:25 am

    I've quilted a few years ago but there simply was no time to accommodate this wonderful hobby. Maybe one day I will do it again. It's a great and a very fulfilling interest. As for my grandma — one was extremely crafty. I still have a few things made by her. My favorite is a small crocheted round pillow case that looks like an open flower.

  5. #5 by Cheryel Hutton on October 22, 2013 - 2:48 pm

    Beautiful pattern for a quilt. I’ve seen cathedral window quilts, but didn’t know what they were called, or how to go about making them. Awesome!

    • #6 by Lesann Berry on October 22, 2013 - 5:02 pm

      I think they’re beautiful too. I started one several years ago and made enough windows to frame a larger panel but then I got distracted with something else. The nice thing about quilting is it’s always there waiting. 🙂

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