I looked at a lot of pretty fabric when making my selection for this project, and in the end it was no contest for me. I chose the blue floral and yellow stripe from “Bloom and Bliss” by Nadra Ridgeway of Ellis & Higgs for Riley Blake Designs. I know . . . princess usually equals pink. But when my daughter was young, her bedroom was decorated in soft blues and butter yellows, her favorite colors at the time. Nadra's fabric is just too darling.
To pump up the sweetness factor, I added jumbo white ric rac in a few areas and three pretty blue buttons from my grandmother’s button jar. I kept the quilting simple by outlining the castle and a few additional areas of straight line quilting. I had never used this binding technique on a pillow before, which seems silly as it is exactly like binding a quilt. It is definitely a finishing touch I will use on future pillows!
The Fat Quarter Shop has kits available for the Queen Castle Pillow and the King Castle Pillow in beautiful Bella Solids by Moda.
- Queen: http://www.fatquartershop.com/queen-castle-pillow-kit
- King: http://www.fatquartershop.com/king-castle-pillow-kit
The pattern is available as a free PDF download, but you can also view their handy video tutorial here for instructions! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJmc5M3nhuw
I hope you’ll visit these other bloggers who are sharing their own Castle Pillow creations.
Peta of She Quilts Alot
Jenn of Mommy Sew
Alison of Little Bunny Quilts
Lisa of Sweet Little Pretties
And now, drumroll . . . we have a giveaway for you to enter! What fun! The kind folks at the Fat Quarter Shop have donated this darling half yard bundle of Riley Blake fabrics! All you need to do is leave a comment below and you'll be entered. Comments are open through 5:00 pm (CST) on Wednesday, February 3. That evening, I will do a random drawing and announce the winner. *Only one comment per person/per email address. Email me if you are having trouble leaving a comment and I will leave a comment on your behalf. (email@example.com)
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