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 :)