In this post I want to share the Cathedral Windows quilt that Kathy K., one of my college roommates, made for me. It's an amazing quilt! It is now a treasury of late 1960s and early 1970s calico fabrics (and a few other non-calico printed cottons from the same era). Most of the fabrics were Kathy's, probably from her family too since they sewed and quilted, but some are my quilting fabrics or from clothes I made for myself.
The background fabric, if I remember correctly, is kettle cloth. It is a fabric that has a linen-like texture, neutral and a bit nubby. It was a contemporary fabric, often used for home dec or clothing, and no longer manufactured. It has a lovely hand but it made a very heavy quilt. (Note the sag on the clothes line in the photo below!)
The quilt has 332 blocks, all sewn by hand. Truly a masterpiece and a labor of love!
Here's another close up. The detail photo below has scraps of fabric from a comforter I made for my brother and his wife as a wedding present, fabric from the dress I made and wore to the christening of my first Godchild, and a scrap of fabric for a fall quilt I planned to make but never did!
Too heavy to use as a lap quilt, I occasionally hang this quilt up on a wall mounted quilt rack so I can enjoy it. This quilt deserves to be in a museum.
But not yet!