The cathedral quilt block has always been one of my favorites. I love the way that all of the fabrics are highlighted in such a creative looking way.
Instead of doing a traditional cathedral, I found this folded quilt block with little windows. It gives a very similar effect, but each block is extremely simple to make!
Take 3 squares of the same size and iron two of them in half, wrong sides facing each other. Place the two folded blocks on the one unfolded block, the folds facing the center, right sides together.
You can also make the folds go corner to corner to make a diagonal block. A nice pattern to have is taking four blocks, two diagonal and two straight, and placing the identical blocks at opposite corners.
Once that’s all stitched, you can create a little window by opening the folds and stitching those down. If you aren’t comfortable stitching them right away, you can press them first.
I think I’m going to make a quilt with some of these faux-cathedrals and some real ones. That will make for a beautiful finished product!
Have you tried this technique before?