Thursday, 4 June 2015

Cathedral window pin cushion

I have always admired something made from cathedral window blocks. It always looked so beautiful but also super complicated. After I have seen this pin cushion and learned how easy it actually is, I thought I should give it a try.

I made a pin cushion for myself  from my scraps following this tutorial which is free, you should try it out!


I have always wanted a pin cushion and that was just a perfect way to try the cathedral window block.
Turns out it isn't complicated at all, just following some simple steps and there's a lot of ironing involved.


It took me a long time to find a nice button, but I'm happy with the red one with the carvings on it.

So, next thing to try is a pillow made from cathedral windows, I'm not afraid anymore!!

Linking this to Crazy Mom's Finish up Friday!

18 comments:

  1. So pretty! I've been wanting to try this too :)

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    1. You should, Christine, it really is not complicated and actually a lot of fun!

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  2. Oh yay!!! Totally cute! Love your colors!!

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    1. Thanks Sarah, you inspired me in the first place to make one!!

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  3. Cute as a botton! What did you fill it with? Love your colors too.

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    1. Thank you, Penny. I filled it with material you also stuff into teddy bears, I think it's called 'Poly-fil Stuffing' in English.

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  4. I love it! You did a fantastic job.

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  5. So pretty! I love the combination of aqua and red.

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    1. Thanks! It's my favourite colour combination at the moment!

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  6. I have been looking at this block for a while and have been wanting to make one, I will have to give it a try! Yours is beautiful and I do love the red button.

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    1. Have fun, Heide! I was very picky with the button, I have at least 4 other buttons at home which I didn't use in the end!

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  7. It's gorgeous! And cathedral windows are so complicated looking, I'll have to remember that tutorial and give it a whirl in the future. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I was scared too, but really, it's not that complicated!

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  8. Such a cute pin cushion. Love the colour combination. Visiting from FIUF.

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  9. Love your color choices and the button is perfect! That really seemed to be the most difficult part of making it for me :o) Thank you so much for the shout out, I really appreciate it! Kim

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    1. Thank you, Kim! The button is such a focal point, it just has to be right!

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