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 :)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

15 comments:

  1. very nice. I love when I can pull other prints from my stash and they all play nice.

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  2. I love that fabric line, plus all those extra purples that you bought! This quilt is going to be great!

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  3. This is so pretty - I love the colors. It will make a beautiful quilt. I'm a new follower, would you like to follow me too?

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  4. *clapping* Yay Central Park! Yup, I'm an addict. Looking great so far!

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  5. 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. :)

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  6. Very pretty! I just love Central park. Love what you've done with it so far!

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  7. Wow how wonderful! I love the colors you chose...they look so good together! Looks so beautiful!

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  8. Your central park blocks look lovely together!

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  9. 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!

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  10. 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!

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  11. 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 :) xo

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  12. It's so pretty, can't wait to see the finished project!

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  13. Wow, Kate! This is really pretty! I love the purple in Central Park. This is going to be a gorgeous quilt!

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  14. gorgeous! can't wait to see the finished quilt!

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  15. Oh, so pretty! I love the combination of prints you used with the Central Park charms. Very nice.

    Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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