Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Surf, snow and cathedral windows. (And a giveaway winner!)

I believe that only Canadians will go out and surf in the frigid waters of the Pacific Ocean in November ... and so I guess my boys are true Canadians.

That's my boy getting up for his first time on a surf board with his instructor cheering him on, and his dad watching in the background. Yay!!

Yes, it was pretty spectacular weather for November, but the next day was back to normal.

And we saw our first snow of the year driving back home.

Brrr!

Now back to the topic at hand -- after being bitten by the Cathedral window bug a couple of weeks ago, I had to give the cushion a go. I have a little Ikea bolster with a cover that has seen better days, so I thought it would be a good pillow to window-ize, as it's smaller than your average pillow.

It's obviously not finished yet, but I kind of love it.

Hellooo, baby!

And, before I forget (seriously, if I get up and walk away, I will forget!), mr. Random Number Generator says that, in this case, the early bird really does get the worm... The giveaway winner is #1

Congratulations, Elaine! I will be emailing you to get your address.

Thanks to everyone who entered, and everyone who follows or subscribes or reads Chez Roo on a semi regular basis. Elaine is right, it is awesome to have this little community -- I heart you guys.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday.

 

31 comments:

  1. That pillow cover is gorgeous! I'd been thinking about attempting a cathedral window design, and now I'm convinced! :)

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  2. I love the colors you chose for your cathedral window! Such beautiful work! :D

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  3. Thank you! This made my day! I love the photos of your boys in the surf and cathedral windows are so pretty, yet for some reason I've only made one. I like how you used black/white and grey for the center portions.

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  4. that is truly beautiful. i dont know how anyone manages one of those, im in awe :)

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  5. Your pillow will be gorgeous :) Love cathedral windows! I'm a Canadian and I went into the at St Ives (bottom left of England) in March one year and the people on the beach thought I was mad (and I was - it was bloody freezing and tide was out so it was a lonnnnng walk back to get the towel!!).

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  6. Wow! That is stunning, I think I might have cushion envy! That surfing sure looks cold. It is very popular to swim in the sea ice here - bonkers if you ask me.

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  7. Wow, those windows look perfect! I've never tried them but won't know. Yours are beautiful! Well done!

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  8. Your cathedrial windows are fabulous. I haven't gotten the nerve up to try that yet.

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  9. Those are just beautiful - I will have to add cathedral windows to my ever growing sewing bucket list. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. That Cathedral Windows project is AMAZING! I have a bunch of folded, sewn together fabric for a long-forgotten cathedral windows project stuffed in a drawer somewhere. You just might inspire me to dig that out and get to work!

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  11. Love your cathedral windows cushion! I've only ever done a pincushion, but they are fun!

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  12. Gorgeous cathedral windows! I think that if I ever got around to trying one, I'd be addicted too :)

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  13. Those windows are gorgeous! I also just noticed procraftination. I WILL be using that word.

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  14. Popping over from WIP Wed - love your cathedral window pillow - great fabrics!

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  15. Oh I love the Cathedral windows. They are just gorgeous!

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  16. Love your pillow cover! A cathedral window pillow cover is on my to do list, and seeing yours makes me excited to start! Gorgeous work.

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  17. YOUr Cathedral windows are gorgeous.
    Congratulations Elaine!

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  18. Wow your cathedral windows are just stunning! I have yet to try them but I know they are on my coursework schedule and will be coming up soon...I can't wait to try them. I love the fabrics you have used, they look just great :-)

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  19. Those cathedral windows are simply beautiful!

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  20. The cushion cover looks fantastic! I haven't tried those yet but after seeing yours, they are moving up on my list!

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  21. Gorgeous Cathedral Windows, love the colours and fabrics you've used! Can't wait to see the finished pillow!

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  22. very fun fabrics in the Cathedral window -- it truly is a great project for scraps! That will be a fun pillow!

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  23. I love cathedral windows. I like colours & patterns you used.

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  24. Gorgeous cathedral windows. Can't wait to see it finished.

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  25. The cathedral window cushion is going to be amazing!

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  26. Awesome that your son got up on his board! That first time up is always one of the greatest highs of life!

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  27. God love wet suits! Beautiful Cathedral windows, I look forward to seeing it when it done.

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  28. Looks like a fun trip to the West Coast! Your cathedral windows cushion is absolutely beautiful - great fabric choices! I'm so pleased you brought it to show and tell at the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild meeting, glad you could make it!

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  29. Gorgeous cathedral window… I love the colors ! Ive been trying a few variations on these and have fallen in love with them over the last 2 weeks. Do you have a tutorial blog for this? Could you please share this pattern / instructions on making the basic block? Thanks

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