I’m fortunate to have been to Notre-Dame de Paris twice over the years. Both times I was just in awe of the Cathedral’s Rosette windows. With all the media coverage over the past two weeks showing the progress with the Cathedral’s restoration, I knew what I wanted to do – a simple version of a Cathedral Window Quilt.
This week’s posts will be short and as always, easy to follow. This is a great sew day or retreat project as the tools you need are easy to carry, and the project is not complicated.
This quilt measures 20” x 20”.
Here are some of the tools you need for this week.
OLFA 41⁄2″ Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler
OLFA 61⁄2″ Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler
OLFA 121⁄2″ Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler
OLFA 12″ x 18″ Double Sided Rotary Mat
OLFA Square Rotating Cutting Mat
OLFA 45mm Splash Handle Rotary Cutter
OLFA 18mm Stainless Steel Rotary Blades
KAI 1000 Series 51⁄2″ Embroidery Scissors
SCHMETZ Piecing and Quilting Needles Pack
Gütermann Cotton 50wt Thread 250m – Lt. Slate
Gütermann Cotton 50wt Thread 250m – Ivory
The fabric I’m using are leftover fabrics from another project for which I cut too many 8½” strips; these are perfect for this week’s quilt.
You need 1¼ yd of two contrasting fabrics to create this quilt.
Note: You can also use large scraps of fabric from your stash.
Using the OLFA 121⁄2″ Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler, the OLFA 12″ x 18″ Double Sided Rotary Mat and the OLFA 45mm Rotary Cutter, cut 16 – 8½” x 8½” squares from each fabric.
Using an edge of the OLFA 121⁄2″ square ruler, from corner to corner, mark an X on the back of each square.
Day one finished. As mentioned at the beginning of the post, this one is short and quick.
With only three tools, the OLFA 121⁄2″ Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler, the OLFA 12″ x 18″ Double Sided Rotary Mat and the OLFA 45mm Rotary Cutter, the squares are cut and marked.
Tomorrow I’ll cut circles using the OLFA Square Rotating Cutting Mat and the OLFA Rotary Circle Cutter.