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November 4, 2011

Castle Quilt

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I made this Castle Quilt for my oldest son six 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.  He loved it then, and he still does.  I asked him recently if he wanted me to make him a new quilt, and he couldn't fathom why; he still loves it!

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 strip 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 a year ago!  She was on his bed unbound for five years!

Making this quilt taught me that I really could start and finish a bed-sized quilt.  I learned about block piecing and applique (the windows and doors are appliqued on).  I proved the importance of squaring up the quilt corners after adding each and every border; I did this, and she is perfectly square with no puckering along any sides.  :)

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Editfolt said...

Greetings from Hungary. I really like your quilt. Beautiful colors, and stitching.

Anonymous said...

I love this castle! I can understand why your son loves it so much :-)

~ meagan

straythreads said...

beautiful quilt love that he used it for 5 years with out binding!!

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt. Great story!

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

Your castles are amazing!!!


Anonymous said...

Great quilt! I can see why he would love her!

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

What a great quilt, what little boy wouldn't love it! I'm of to add it to pinterest, then to your blog

Valerie Reynolds said...

Thanks for sharing at Tuesday ARchives! I love how unique your quilt is!! So cute!!! Glad you found our linky...welcome!