I think that the elegance and beauty of the cathedral window technique deserve to be part of the Christmas decorations. And why not a wreath for the front door?
I had already prepared a rectangular wall hanging, so I did not want to do the same. I was thinking, rather of something circular or oval in shape. So I took my “Dresden” block and tweaked it a bit to shape what I had imagined.
First I removed the center, to make it hollow, and then I transformed the units.
In this method, each unit has three pieces: the base and two folded pieces that make one side of the frame. I cut the pieces and I folded the fabric of the frames (W1 and W2) pressing well. Then, I placed the two folded pieces over the base fabric, and I sewed the three pieces, respecting the seam allowance. I did the same for every unit until I finished the block. I made four sections and I sewed them together to complete the base of the cathedral window wreath.
Then, I cut a piece of muslin the same shape of the wreath and I placed it onto the table. I placed the base of the fan over it. I cut the windows and place them over the base. I secured the three layers with pins and I applied the windows.
With blue floral cotton, I made the binding. And with muslin I applied the hanging sleeve on the back.
And that’s it!! It is a great project to make, an original cathedral window wreath to enjoy with the family. You could use it as a centerpiece, too!
You’ll find a complete step by step tutorial, with the measurements and templates here.
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