Large Castle Wall

I knew I wanted to make a 9″ Inklingo Castle Wall block, but until I chose a floral to fussy cut/print for the centre octagon I had no idea what colours I’d be using. The first thing I did was make a window template so I could audition fabrics for that octagon. Once that was done then it was a matter of finding fabrics that would nicely frame the floral centre.

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And this was the result.

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The back, after grading the seams and pressing.

Now that I’ve stitched all three sizes of the block, I’ve found a stitching sequence that works really well for me. There are loads of opportunities for continuous stitching, but I’m still amazed at just how quickly this block goes together. I think I spent as much time choosing fabrics for this 9″ block as I did sewing it together.

Friday’s question regarding an appropriate baby quilt brought some great answers but I’m still undecided. I really do have to decide and get going on it this week. I started playing with design ideas in EQ7 on the weekend. So far I’ve whittled it down to two possibilities, neither of which is a Feathered Star.

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“Lunch at the Castle.”

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Jake had to be satisfied with the lower level of the kitty tree last night as Baxter was in possession of the upper level.

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Baxter rarely spends much time on the lower tier of the kitty tree, but that’s where he was hanging out earlier on the weekend.

4 thoughts on “Large Castle Wall

  1. Hi Cathi, I hope you’re considering a tutorial on your stitching progression for you BEAUTIFUL Castle Wall blocks.
    Tell Mr. Q I’m on that space ship, lost in space 😉 . I do so enjoy his illustrations.
    ~Jillian in North Dakota

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  2. Hi, I love your colors…I’ve never sewn a block this complicated and I wonder if you can tell me in what order you have sewn the pieces?  Thank you for your assistance.  Have a blessed day. 🙂 Susan

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