Air Castle Quilt Block

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The Air Castle Quilt Block is a simple 9-patch made of Half Square Triangles, Y-units, and a central Square-in-a-square unit.  I like to think of it as an embellished Friendship Star. because basically, it's a friendship star with side wings and a SNS in the middle. According to Jenny Beyer in  The Quilter's Album of Blocks & Borders, the block was published by Ladies Art Company (1898) and was also known by the name "Towers of Camelot."

Photo of Completed Air Castle Quilt Block in peach, gold and navy

Below is an illustration for how a grouping of Air Castle Quilt Blocks might appear in a quilt:

Illustration of an Air Castle Quilt with White Binding in which design FLOATS

Block Construction

Skill level: Confident Beginner - intermediate

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Coloring Sheets

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