Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Central Park Quilt In Progress
I have been chomping at the bit to get started on this baby quilt using Kate Spain's Central Park fabric (one of my favorite fabrics right now), but I was waiting to get the last few fabrics that I needed. When I first picked up this fabric, I bought much more of the orange/yellow/green colorways but couldn't resist getting a few of the gorgeous purple prints too. Well, I decided I wanted to make a purple/aqua/green quilt before the orange/yellow/green one, so I looked around to try to find some yardage of a few of the aqua prints I wanted. For some reason I was having a hard time finding them, so I decided to get a charm pack instead.
I'm actually really glad that is the way it worked out since it means I get to have a much greater selection of the prints to work with in my quilt! I decided to use mostly green prints from my stash (including a print from a previous Kate Spain line, Verna), because I thought a slightly less yellowy green went better with this blue and purple quilt. Plus, the Central Park green prints will be great for the orangey quilt so I am saving them for that.
I starting putting together blocks yesterday and here is what I have so far... I am making them up as I go and want to have a variety of center block sizes and widths of borders. The blocks are going to be 9" square (before joining) although a few are larger now, but I am going to trim them all before I assemble the quilt. A few of these blocks I am not totally in love with so I will see how things fit together as I make more blocks - some of these may not end up in the final quilt. Overall I am really happy with the color scheme and design so far though!
I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced - maybe in the future I will do a full accounting of all my WIPs (works in progress) but this is what I felt like for now :)
Labels: baby gifts, quilting, sewing
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very nice. I love when I can pull other prints from my stash and they all play nice.ReplyDelete
I love that fabric line, plus all those extra purples that you bought! This quilt is going to be great!ReplyDelete
*clapping* Yay Central Park! Yup, I'm an addict. Looking great so far!ReplyDelete
I don't think you are going to like this at all. When it's completed just go ahead and send it to my house in Delaware and I'll give it a good home. :)ReplyDelete
Very pretty! I just love Central park. Love what you've done with it so far!ReplyDelete
Wow how wonderful! I love the colors you chose...they look so good together! Looks so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Your central park blocks look lovely together!ReplyDelete
Central Park is such a great line, and you made some very pretty blocks. I love the simplicity of them, they really show of the fabric. This will be one gorgeous quilt!ReplyDelete
Your Central Park quilt is absolutely lovely! You will love how it comes together - I just finished my CP quilt - very fun fabric to work with!ReplyDelete
kate, the colors and complementary prints you picked are perfect!! I love how it's coming together and can't wait to see which blocks make the final cut. Keep up the fabulous work! Thanks so much for sharing your progress with us :) xoReplyDelete
It's so pretty, can't wait to see the finished project!ReplyDelete
Wow, Kate! This is really pretty! I love the purple in Central Park. This is going to be a gorgeous quilt!ReplyDelete
gorgeous! can't wait to see the finished quilt!ReplyDelete
Oh, so pretty! I love the combination of prints you used with the Central Park charms. Very nice.ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )