I think after doing a more complicated pattern, I was ready for some simple piecing. Is anyone else like that? I love these charm pack quilts. They are great when you really like an entire fabric line, but just don’t want to commit to a bunch of yardage (or even a FQ set). Three charm packs will get you 10 squares by 12 squares and a whole bunch of variety.
This quilt was made using Kate Spain’s latest line Central Park. I really love those little trees…so much that I did buy a bit extra once I saw them in person. The colors in this line are making me think Spring, even if it did just snow again 2 days ago. Sigh…
For the back, I once again did some random blocked sections. I am really getting addicted to these backs. I added a couple prints from the line, as well as Kona Snow and Kona Cactus. The binding is Kona Cerise – one of my all time favorites!
I quilted this one 1/4″ down both sides of the seams, in both directions. You can see the quilting lines on the back. Although it seems like straight line quilting takes me longer than free motion, I like the drape of quilts that are quilted this way, and I love the look.
The final washed and dried quilt measures 42″ x 50″. A nice little lap quilt or crib quilt. I have it listed in my shop.
And just an update on my Good Folks Scrappy quilt, I donated it to the Katy Kidney Beans who are raising money for research to help children with kidney problems. They are doing a month long of auctions on their Facebook page, and the Good Folks Scrappy quilt will be auctioned March 16-18. To participate in the auction, simply “Like” their Facebook page and place your bids on their wall when they post an item. I hope you guys check them out!
March 8, 2011 14 Comments