Friday, April 29, 2011
Central Park Quilt Top and Pincushions
I finished the blocks and pieced the top for the Central Park quilt that I posted about on Wednesday! I really love the bright summery colors of this quilt and hope that my friend whose baby I am making this for likes them too. I don't really feel that this picture does it justice, I will be sure to get a great picture of the finished quilt.
Since I wasn't strict in making sure all my blocks were turning out the same size at first I had a few that were too small or too big that I ended up reworking a bit. It was kind of annoying but I liked working in the semi-improvisational style with which I made these so I don't regret it even if I had to go back and fix a few things.
I love the zoo fabric in this line and think it will make the perfect backing for this baby quilt; I haven't decided what to use for binding yet but will probably use a solid purple or blue. Also you can see my piecing above... I like to press seams open even though I think it is a little more time intensive. If you quilt, do you press seams open or to the side?
Also, speaking of projects with Central Park fabric, here are two pincushions I made with this fabric too. As it turns out, I am getting more use out of my 5 quart bag of crushed walnut shells than I expected... although I still have LOTS left.
The orange one was a gift for a friend, and after I finished this quilt top I decided to make one for myself too.
I didn't really intend for them to match but they totally do.
I even made the backs with the same design fabric - one of my favorites (of many favorites) in this line.