Mama Says Sew is a blog I stumbled across recently, and I have been in love ever since! Terra, stay at home Momma to 3 little adorable kiddos, is crazy talented in the sewing arena with all of her creations being fresh and new. Just take a look at some of the fantastic things you can find when browsing around her Tutorial Page.
Home Decor and Accessories…
As well as loads of Clothing tutorials…
There is just so much incredible eye candy to be had! Click on any image above to check it out for yourself, with her eye for photography you will want to jump into the world she creates.
So let’s please give a warm welcome to Terra, and see what this incredible Momma wants to tackle as her New Years ReSewLution!
Hey there Me Sew Crazy readers! I’m so excited to be a part of the Re*sew*lution series. This was the kick-start I needed for a project I’ve been wanting to do for a long time: A Cathedral Window Quilt.
Let me preface this by saying that I am not a quilt-maker. I’ve made one in my life, and it was a lap quilt so I’m not even sure that counts. But I love the look of cathedral window quilts, and one of Jessica’s suggestions was learning something new, so I dove in. I used this tutorial
to get started.
This is a great project for scraps. I love it because a lot of the scraps I save have sentimental value, because they’re from clothes I’ve made for my children. When I
sometime in the distant future finish this quilt, it will be full of meaning. For the main part of the quilt, I’m using white sheets. I find them at the thrift store every so often for about $2. I like white because I can bleach them and I’m hoping that kills whatever germs are still there.
The tutorial was super helpful. The only thing I found confusing was adding in the windows. So here’s a little help if you need it. It doesn’t show it, but iron the windows the same way as in the first step with the white square. Position it as shown above.
Then you just fold the edges down and stitch on the edge of the white fabric. Make sure you keep your corners lined up.
One thing I love about this quilt is you don’t have to cut precisely. You want to iron precisely, but since you’re doing that with a guide, its not to difficult. I made my squares a little larger than in the original tutorial. I used a 12 inch square of scrapbook paper, which I know is much more square than anything I’d ever produce.
So now I have 8 blocks sewn together. Just 4992 left. Or something. Good thing I’m giving myself until the end of the year.
You’re welcome to stop by my blog
to check up on my progress. Or, still better, make one of your own! Thanks for having me today Jessica!
WOW Terra! A cathedral window quilt! That is simply stunning! I have worked with cathedral windows once before, and I know how much work they can be to get them just right.
Thank you so much for sharing with us! You are going to have one AMAZING quilt when you are done, that you will cherish for the rest of your life!
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For another cathedral window idea, click HERE to see the Charming Window Belt!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…Happy Sewing!
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