Monday, May 16, 2011
Central Park Quilt Finished
I finished my central park baby quilt over the weekend (previously blogged here and here) and am excited to be entering it in the Blogger's Quilt Festival! I had fun playing with the different colors in this quilt and with the different block and sashing sizes... making the blocks up semi-improvisationally definitely helped to me to see what combinations of fabrics and colors I was most drawn to as I worked, and what worked best in the end.
Actually doing the quilting is not my favorite part of the process, and I tend to like a less-heavily quilted look (although not always), so I kept the quilting on this pretty simple and light. I just echo quilted the main blocks, and then quilted one line inside each of the solid squares within the blocks - sometimes in the inner edge, sometimes in the middle and sometimes on the outer edge.
I used the same dusty lavender that I had used in the blocks as binding and backed it with the fun zoo print from this line. I was a bit concerned that since I was using a mix of pre-washed fabrics and unwashed charm squares that the different shrinkage between the different fabrics, so I washed and dried the quilt after taking these photos and luckily it really didn't seem to be a problem. If anything, the charm squares a bit less crinkly than the other fabrics, but it looks fine I think.
I am looking forward to checking out the other quilts that have been entered in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!