November 4, 2010

Castle Quilt

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I made this Castle Quilt for my oldest son five years ago when we moved into our new house, and I wanted all fresh bedrooms.  To a quilter, making a quilt for someone says, I care about you, I love you, and I wanted this quilt to tell this message to my son. 

She is a queen-sized quilt, and this was the first large one I made.  I used a castle quilt pattern that I found online and added the border strips in a brick fashion.  The top of the quilt is a McKenna Ryan fabric of blue trees in the distance, chosen as a background for the castles.  I had it professionally quilted as I didn't have a long-arm quilting machine at that time.  To tell the whole story, I just put the binding on her yesterday!  Yes, just yesterday, five years later!! It has been on his bed unbound for all these years!

Linking to:
Val's Quilting Studio


Quiltstory said...

I love that you just finished binding it! That's great! What a beautiful quilt too. And you're right, a quilt does say "i love you". Thanks so much for linking to Fabric Tuesday! See you next week :)

Oh Sew Addicted said...

Stopping by from Quiltstory. I love your project. It is sew very different! Great job!
carla louise

Susan said...

Also stopped by from Quiltstory. Stunning quilt!

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Thanks for all your words of cheer, fellow Quiltstory ladies!