Hello! Today I'm sharing my design for the Cathedral Windows Quilt Along for Pellon Projects and Free Quilt Patterns. When I was sketching ideas for the block, I wanted to come up with a new way to create a block that had a similar look to the traditional cathedral window block, but without the layers and layers of folded fabric. I also wanted to design something that would be easier to quilt than the traditional cathedral window, as most of those are not quilted at all (at least the ones I've seen before) because of all of the fabric bulk.
So, I came up with the Mod Cathedral Window block.This block is really easy to construct but has a strong visual impact. My design uses raw edge appliqué and fusible webbing, instead of folded layers of fabric found in traditional cathedral window quilt blocks. Each appliqué piece was hand drawn by me to give the design a bit of irregularity in the finished block. If you'd like, you can download the instructions in pdf form from Pellon Projects and be sure to visit Free Quilt Patterns for more information about the other cathedral window block designs in series.
1. Print the pdf of the appliqué templates and cut out each of the three shapes with a pair of scissors. Tape the two sections of Piece 3 together to complete that shape. Note: to make the templates more sturdy, print them out on cardstock instead of paper.
And with that, the block is finished! I hope you enjoy making your Mod Cathedral Window blocks as much as I did. I definitely want to make a full quilt out of this block design one day. And be sure to share photos of all of your completed blocks on our Flickr group for your chance to enter to win some amazing prizes. For more information on the Cathedral Windows Quilt Along and the giveaway, please visit the QAL on Pellon's site. Good luck!