And then I heard about Pellon's Cathedral Window Quiltalong. Perfect!
I love the look of cathedral windows with a solid background, like the gray in Amy's piece, but I promised myself I would do this quiltalong completely from my stash (which is not very solid-y. I tend to use solids up as they come in the door!).
So I pulled out a stash of red, black and white fat quarters, from Red Rooster Fabrics' Mango Tango and Paparazzi collections. (This isn't all of them--I was so eager to start my blocks that I made the first couple before taking this photo.)
I am loving trying out all these variations of Cathedral Window blocks! You can find links to all of the blocks here; two new blocks will be posted each week through the end of the month.
The first block uses four of these quarter blocks:
First I put them together like the original pattern:
But I decided it was too dense in the middle.
So I rotated the quarter blocks instead to get this:
The second block, which is woven strips:
And a close-up:
p.s. Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict's Can I get a whoop whoop? today!