Wednesday, 26 December 2018

WIPW - Windows by Machine

Christmas turned out to be a good time to work on projects. Here is my Work In Progress Wednesday report on Boxing Day 2018.

Cathedral Windows
I wanted to try a machine piecing method I had found somewhere on the internet.

First make the squares like this:

Stitch the two sides.

Pin them together

Stitch as indicated by the red line.

Turn right sides out and adjust then opening.


Press the points to the centre.

All this has been shown before.
Now comes the new part:
Cut out a square that fits the iron pressed square.

Place it in the middle and give the 'envelope' a new press.

Make a few stitches in the centre to hold down the points.

Zig-zag the blocks together.

 When all blocks have been joined together you have the whole back of the bag constructed.

Next step is to insert the 'glass'.

Crazy for Crazy
I have started embroidery on the navy/pink block.

I wish you all the very best for the few days that remain of 2018. Happy Stitching.


  1. I'm glad you were able to accomplish so much. It looks like you will have a great bag/cushion cover!

  2. Finally a string of quiet days! Happy stitching! Grab a break when you can ... that's my plan!

  3. I was intrigued my the machine stitched CW. Did you prefer doing the hand stitched version or the machine stitched?

  4. Hi Linda,
    I prefer working by hand, but it is time consuming. It was interesting to go through the machine process, but I found the work a bit fiddly - maybe I am better at controlling my hands than my machine! Also it is shocking to see how much extra thread is used and wasted on machine stitching.

  5. Happy New Year to you and your family. I like the hand sewn version. Time is the factor, need it to be done quick, then I machine the though I haven't made them in a long time. Love your blue and pink crazy block.

  6. Thanks for sharing your CW process/method, lovely work.
    Your crazy block stitches are great, looking good.
    And Happy New Year to you and yours!

  7. very useful instructions for cathedral window quilt. the navy and pink block looks lovely. good progress.


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