I realized I have one more quilt that I haven’t blogged about yet. I made this castle quilt for my dad using the castle peeps line of fabric as a Christmas gift. When I first saw this fabric, I knew I wanted to make my dad a quilt, because he has a history with castle quilts. When he first went away to college a number of years ago, he took with him a quilt made from fabric printed with castles, much like the castle town fabric! His old quilt is in need of some repair now (which I am hoping to get to someday), and the quilt has held a special place in our family, as it’s the go-to blanket when we’re feeling sick, and when we were kids my sister and I believed the quilt was magic, because on occasion it would produce a new book for us to read! (This was back when we still believed in things like the tooth fairy, of course).
Anyway, when I saw this new line of fabric that was so reminiscent of the fabric in my dad’s favorite quilt, I wanted to make him an updated version using the green castle peeps fabrics.
I used a number of Hope Valley fabrics (from the piney woods colorway) to make up the “castles” on the front of the quilt, and stripes of hope valley on the back to frame the castle town print. Since my dad’s old quilt looked most like the castle town print, I wanted to feature this heavily on one side of the quilt.
Simon helped direct our photo shoot. He’s a good helper.
I didn’t think to take any pics of it in its new home, but it looks really nice in my parents living room, and I think my dad liked it. Another quilt success!