#jensfillerblocks Crazy 6.5″Cathedral Window

Tiny Cathedral Window

I couldn’t get this version of tiny craziness out of my head. It was more challenging than I would care to admit, but I did it and I love it!! I had so many people on instagram tell me that I’m crazy (in a good way, I hope?!) that I decided to call this the “crazy” version.

(20) 2 x 2″ squares

(21) 2 x 2″ squares

Once again, if you haven’t watched Jenny Doan’s Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial, please do that first. I also HIGHLY recommend trying a larger version first. These tiny pieces are harder to manipulate for the desired effect, but well worth it once you have had some practice. The 5 “windows” on top may be helpful to trim down to 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ or even 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″. Lay them on top before you start your window sewing and decide then. I had some raw edges pop out and I could not control it.

Cathedral windows work best, in my opinion, when they pop off of a background. All white instead of 16 prints would be amazing.

#jensfillerblocks Easy 6.5″ Cathedral Window

Cathedral Window 1

I was inspired to make this block during a sewalong on Instagram. It was so much easier than I expected so I made two other versions that are more challenging as well. Make sure to check those out if you are up for a challenge!! I would highly recommend watching the tutorial by Missouri Star Quilt Company . I had never made any cathedral window blocks before because they terrified me. Jenny Doan made it so simple that I jumped at the opportunity to make so many different versions.

Background/Low volume:
(4) 3.5″ x 3.5″

(5) 3.5″ x 3.5″

Iron your background/low volume in half diagonally, watch Jenny’s tutorial, and you’re good to go!

#jensfillerblocks 6.5″ hashtag block


This block was done as a request from a friend to add into her sampler quilt. It is just as easy as it looks!

(9) 1 ¾ x 1 ¾”

(6) 1 ¾ X 1 ¾”
(2) 1 ¾ X 6 ½”
Make sure you line up the seams of the rows as you assemble or your # will be wonky. You’ll also need to trim ¼ from two sides. It’ll be obvious once you get to that point what I’m talking about.