Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Through 'Cathedral Window'

I took a quilting class with Meg Orr at Craft Depot last Saturday 30th October to learn how to make ‘Cathedral window’. I’m very pleased that I went after the complication of double-booking my day with something else. Meg is specialised in ‘Cathedral window’ and has been accredited by the Quilters’ Guild of NSW. While driving home at the end of the day, my creative brain was very busy thinking about all kinds of windows and colours that I could create using this particular technique. After ‘playing’ with corners of a few sheets of A4 recycled paper for a while, I have decided to incorporate the technique into making a Japanese wall hanging as a present for Lidia, my Spanish colleague, who is leaving to go back to Spain next month. Lidia loves all things about Japan. I picked and chose the fabrics for the piece from the scraps that I bought when the sale was on at Aussie Patches. I found the process (of making it) was relaxing with some hand sewing – Naturally, as a physiotherapist, I always enjoy fine hand movements and motor control. I’m quite happy with the result and I hope Lidia would like her present too. I’m giving it to her at our farewell lunch at work tomorrow, 3rd November, when I will also farewell my creative craft work. [ PS. Lidia was so delighted to receive the present, and I was very pleased to see her delightful face and smile at the lunch. :-) ]


  1. Hi Em,

    I love your blog sites and I love your projects. You just gave me a great idea for reducing my oriental stash. I hope you don't mind:)
    Cheers, Suzan

  2. Very pleased to hear and happy to share ideas, Suzan. :-)

  3. wow...gorgeous idea...i was looking out for cathedral window ideas and reached here...your wall hanging looks lovely

  4. Thanks very much, nima, for your complements. The wall hanging is now somewhere in Barcelona, Spain. Let me know if I can be helpful with yours. Cheers.