Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Future Project…

In a couple of weeks, Gwen, our wise mentor and captain of the ship, is going to give us a Cathedral Window Workshop…I have wanted to make one of these quilts FOREVER…and now is the chance!

Here is Gwen’s example…(I’m loving the wee flower theme that is going on in these two windows…)

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These blocks are all hand stitched…and won’t require quilting when completed.  The nice thing about this quilt is, that when you get tired of making the blocks that can be the size of your quilt!  This may end up being a mug rug or a King Size quilt…

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Gwen has also got a secret tip that she is going to pass along to us using these sheets of recycled aluminum…

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That’s in February…so make sure that you come on back for the tutorial and well..you know me…I can NEVER keep a secret…

TOMORROW we are off to the ROAD TO CALIFORNIA where we will see…vendors… LOTS and LOTS of VENDORS…oh… and quilts of course!P1110500

And how’s this for a walk down memory lane…One of our first Clubhouse Road to California trips…before we had to rent a BUS!  We all piled into Gwen’s van and flew down the freeway!!

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Such sweet memories from this pic!!

But… I’m sure we will be making more sweet memories TOMORROW…

The BUS arrives at 8 am…be there or be square!!  This is one day that I will be setting my alarm clock!!

Have a wildly wicked Wednesday and Happy Quilting!~P

19 comments:

  1. I've wanted to do a cathedral window quilt forever! Maybe now is the right time.

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  2. Enjoy your 'road' trip tomorrow - we were unable to get south this year due to that four letter word 'work' so am especially enjoying your blog and will be missing the Road to California. Looking forward to your pictures!

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  3. I love the look of the windows, but looks so hard, can't wait to see you explain it to me, lol. Wish I could hit the road with you but I can go virtually.

    Debbie

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  4. You are very ambitious to tackle the cathedral windows! Good luck! Have fun at the show.

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  5. I love cathedral windows. Have fun tomorrow! Looking forward to your pictures.

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  6. I have a perpetual Cathedral Window quilt. I use leftovers from anything I make using material. Who knows when it will be finished. I can't wait to see what technique Gwen uses.

    Janice

    P.S. Don't forget your pain pills for "road"

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  7. I will be going to Road on Saturday. Sure wish we could have met up. I love all your pictures. The cathedral window really looks hard. Have fun tomorrow.

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  8. Oh what fun you are gong to have tomorrow. Wish I was there. Be sure and check out the My Red Door Designs booth. They have the cutest snowman pillow kit there. You can check it out on their blog first. Also showed lots of great CW patterns as well. Again, wish I was there.

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  9. I've checked out a cathedral window tutorial before, and was really discouraged at how much work it looks like. Can't wait to see if Gwen has an easier method! Have a wonderful time at Road to California, and will be looking forward to lots of photos of your loot, as well as some of the gorgeous quilts! We have much the same taste in colors/fabrics (can you say WOOL!), so I always love everything you share!

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  10. I'm looking forward to you spilling any secrets to this amazing block. This has been on my bucket list for years, I'm just to scared to try on my own.

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  11. Oh I am so jealous of your upcoming road trip... be sure and take us with you with lots of pictures.

    Have fun, like you couldn't if you tried.. LOL

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  12. Have fun at the road, can't wait to see what you all come home with. Remember our dear Canadian dollar is dropping right now. :-(

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  13. Have fun at the show tomorrow, wish I was with you. Be sure to show your loot (wool).

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  14. Cant wait to see how the windows on your quilt are going to turn out.

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  15. I have heard cathedral window quilts get very heavy. Have fun!

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  16. I have always wanted to make one of those! post a tutorial!!!!

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  17. Wspaniałe rzeczy można na tym blogu zobaczyć. Podziwiam talent. Serdecznie pozdrawiam. Jola

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  18. I'm so envious. Have a wonderful day. I'll look forward to seeing your photos afterwards.

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  19. A lady from a quilt guild I used to belong to made bed size Cathedral Window quilts for each of her children. The one thing I remember about the quilts is that they weighed a lot.

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