At last I can share this quilt with you that I made back in January.
And I'm so ecited that it's the cover quilt on this month's Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine (out today!)! Eeek!!
This was quite a big project as not only did they want a quilt with a matching cushion, but they also wanted a whole technical feature on Cathedral Windows.
I used charm packs of Chicopee with Kona Natural for both the quilt and the cushion. I hand quilted with different coloured perle cotton 8's in lines between the windows. You can just about see it in the quilt close up below.
Here is the cushion, just a scaled down version of the quilt.
And for the technical feature I made this piece below to show the hand stitching technique and how different it looks if you swap patterns and solids around.
I was really pleased with the colour wash effect I got here and was able to use it as a sample for my Colour Theory for Quilts class too.
How pretty does it look held up to the light?!
I haven't actually got my hands on a copy yet (off to the newsagents later!), so I am sharing this page from their website. I love the photography and styling. They really have shown both pieces off to perfection here! I wonder how much they had to pay that cat to walk about and coordinate with the quilt and cushion?!
I really hope you can all get hold of a copy of this fantastic magazine, and that you may also be tempted to have a go at some Cathedral Windows using my tutorial. Please do share with me if you do!