Castle Courtyard Pattern by It's Sew Emma - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Castle Courtyard Pattern by It’s Sew Emma

Hey guys! It’s Jocelyn, and I’m here to introduce to you our newest It’s Sew Emma pattern, Castle Courtyard. I was watching a quilt video and caught a glimpse of a folded, antique looking quilt in the background. All I could see was a star block quilt, with stars centered between sixteen-patch (or maybe even twenty-five patch) blocks, but I loved it! I knew that the new Downton Abbey fabrics would be a great match for the pattern. 
We created two colorways for this Castle Courtyard pattern with the Jewel Tones and the Pastel Castle.
Jewel Tone Castle Courtyard Quilt
Pastel Castle Courtyard Quilt 
Let us know which version is your favorite, we’re split 50/50 at Fat Quarter Shop! Thank you so much everyone. 


  1. Initially, I was definitely on the jewel tone side. I purchased the Ladies of Downton Abbey quilt kit from the first DA collection of fabrics so have decided to go "downstairs" for this quilt.

  2. Rosemary b here:
    The purple and the blue. That is beautiful. The other one is sweet and muted. Very pretty, but the darker, wow. It is a beauty

  3. I just ordered the pattern and fabric and I really like both color ways. I modified the color way on the jewel tone, and removed the darkest fabrics and substituted more of the lighter blues and mauves. I like the light one also, but prefer whites and grays to the creams ans browns.
    Love the pattern

  4. I would like to have them both! I love the jewel tones and it really grabs your attention. The pastel would be very pretty in a girls room or a baby quilt or a room with lots of wicker.

  5. The pastel tones do it for me with this quilt, which has surprised me as I usually go for brighter fabrics. Those pastels with this pattern just look so serene and ladylike; very Downtown Abbey.

  6. They are both SO beautiful and it took me a bit to decide, but I think I have to go with the Jewel Tone!!! Love the colors!