The other day I happened upon another video from Jennifer B. (Shabby Fabrics) on how to make a Cathedral Window pillow. Well, heck, I'm not doing much! HA So I grabbed some muslin for my background and some green hand dyed scraps I had and this is what I made!
It's easy to make...starting off with 10" squares of fabric which you fold edges on all four sides by 1/2"; press, then start folding like in origami! This is different from how we made cathedral window patterns years ago, isn't it? Next up was stitching the 3 rows of 3 folded background(s). Stitch the points of four corners down.
Then you place your 2 1/" squares in each of the background squares and cut in half some squares for each of the half squares. Fold and stitch each side just like the old Cathedral window technique.
This is the finished square which was 13 1/2" inches. When all the sides are stitched down I added some old buttons. You could put anything in the centers, buttons, threads even an applique or two or 13!!
I used a batik fabric for the back cover. I didn't put in a zipper and elected to make an envelope pillow. No picture s of the back of it but it looks quite nice and easy to remove the form if I need to wash it.
Looks nice in the living room. I will make another one at some point in time but I do need to finish the hexes for my Science challenge!