I have always loved the cathedral windows quilt pattern, but I was never really excited about all the folding and pressing. I found this Faux Cathedral Window Pattern on the Diary of a Quilt Maven blog for a pin cushion and decided to use it to make a quilt.
The short cuts did cut down on the amount of fabric used and still allowed me to enjoy the cathedral window pattern. I was able to really enhance the scrappiness throughout the whole quilt and throw in the occasional pink to welcome a baby girl, the intended recipient.
Although I appreciated the shortcuts, I was still dealing with a very thick quilt with some very thick seams to quilt through. I won't lie and tell you the quilting was a breeze. I broke 6 needles in the process. Lets just say I was thankful this was a baby quilt.
I found this confetti print at Bumbletees, a local fabric shop in Germantown, TN. It really pulled all the colors together along with some fun orange.
This shot really helps to showcase the quilting of the quilt. Again, I focused on building and improving my free motion quilting skills.
I'm glad I finally tackled the cathedral window pattern...sort of. I think I've fulfilled my desire to make this pattern. On to the next project...