Welcome to my fairy tale Castle!
Yes, I'm participating in the Fairy Tale Blog Hop, hosted by Joan of Moosestash Quilting - thank you to Joan for hosting, and to you, dear reader, for visiting!
The full list of all the Fairy Tale hop participants can be found at MooseStash Quilting. These are today's participants - be sure to visit to see what they created for the fairy tale theme.
Now let's go check out my Castle!
Growing up, I was enchanted by the fairy tales of Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Rapunzel. Besides the narrative featuring women, when I think about these tales, a common feature emerges: that of the castle.
Of course, at the time these fairy tales were written, castles were a pretty common part of the landscape. They were, after all, large, fortified buildings housing members of one's family (think kings or nobility) or a larger community, against attack. They were essentially homes.
My Castle block is not fairy tale specific. It features some of the important parts of a castle, such as a tower, a gate, crenellations (the blocks on the tower and above the gate), and really wide arrow loops that look more like windows. I can so envision Rapunzel letting down her hair from that tower on the right!
Though it's still a block at the moment, I have plans to use it in a quilt late this year or early next. And if the spirit moves me, I may design more fairy tale blocks to go with it - we shall see.
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