Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cathedral Window Pillow

 A couple of years ago I made my first quilt.  I will keep it, never give it away, love its many flaws, yada yada yada. 
I decided to make a pillow cover for this giant pillow that sits on my couch.  I had several fat quarters left over from my first quilt and thought it would be great if they matched. 

I pinned a Moda Bakeshop pillow cover tutorial, about two years ago, and knew it would be perfect.  It is a Cathedral Window tutorial, but with the "petals" filled in too.
  I really had no idea how much fabric it would take.  Just for one of the little white squares it is 10inx10in.  That is a bunch.  Especially since when you fold/iron it all down it ends up being a 4in square.  But it wasn't so difficult as it was time consuming. 

I posted my progress on instagram:

one square

All 16 squares Sewn together

first attempts...starting to look like something

Pillow top completed...just needed the envelope backing

The messurments for the envelope back of the pillow cover were a bit off.  I think I will have to find a better tutorial.  I actually may have one pinned.  Ooops. 

Please, forgive the wrinkled slip-cover

The cover is a little big, but I still love it.  Sometimes I look at it and I can't believe that I did that.  Though, I may never do this particular project again...Lol. ;)

I am always wanting to learn new things, when it comes to sewing.  I have a Quilting TO DO List a mile long.  And I am so happy that I get to mark one of my projects off the list.

Have you marked anything off your list lately?



  1. Love the Cathedral Windows! They look like they turned out really well and those colors look great!

  2. Beautiful pillow and quilt it!!

  3. This pillow is so pretty! I've never done cathedral windows because of the amount of fabric they use, but they are certainly gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  4. The cathedral windows are beautiful, I'm going to have to try that! --Shannon @ Modern Tradition Quilts

  5. Congratulations on the cathedral windows...lovely! On my list of things to try!

  6. I have always wanted to try Cathedral Windows too. It looks like magic when you pull back the white and see the blue! Beautiful!

  7. Katelyn this pillow is to die for ! WOW -- I just love your fabric choices, the cathedral design and the back! Congratulations on it. A Cathedral Window piece has been on my bucket list for some time - gosh I need to start. Thanks for inspiring me. Karen on Keuka

  8. wow, very nice! LOVE those colours!!!

  9. this is SO stunning! I love how the 'window' (or the cathedral..) is sort of raised. This makes me want to try cathedral windows, though I've only made one (very basic) quilt!

  10. That pillow is gorgeous! Very complementary to the quilt. I'm always so partial to cathedral windows because that was the type for my first quilt. I should totally make a pillow too.