Fresh Batiks Shine in Cathedral Windows Design

cathedral window batik pillow 1

Clothworks has been so excited to offer Fresh Batiks, our first release of hand-dyed batiks. Offered in the tonal ‘Minerals’ and ‘Botanica design selections; there are so many color options under the rainbow to fulfill every quilter’s need:  brights, earth tones, monochromatics, and many more!  Sometimes when there’s so many choices, it can be difficult to decide what to make with them.  Never worry though, we’ve found a terrific project to make good use of those batiks!

Our sewing friend, Lorri, made this fabulous pillow using a Cathedral Window applique technique made super-easy by pattern designer, Erica Plank of Unseen Hands.  Lorri recently took a class from Erica and received firsthand instruction on how to make this using Erica’s genius time-saving technique.   If you’re not lucky enough to take a class from Erica, you can follow this link to purchase her pattern called ‘American Window’ which makes a quilt from the technique that she’s developed.

I am love-love-loving the fabrics used in this pillow sample shown here!  Not only did Lorri use the tonal white Impressions Flora as a background, but she took many batik fabric remnants and put them to good use for the ‘windows’.  I love how the multi-color batiks ‘pop’ off the white Impressions fabric background, as well as how the batiks are framed by it.  Simply stunning!

cathedral window batik pillow 2

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