Central Park Squares

quilt-front-details

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.

Central Park Quilt

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…

quilt-back

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!

quilt-draped

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!

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15 Comments

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    Flo@Butterfly Quilting

    March 8, 2011

    I love how simple and pretty this is. What a great idea just to use charm squares. Even I could do this one!

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    Amanda

    March 8, 2011

    Oh wow!! I love it! I have been making a few things with these CP charm packs too, but now I know I really want to make a nice little patchwork quilty too — thanks for the inspiration. Yours is just so lovely!

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    Natalie

    March 8, 2011

    This is gorgeous! I love this fabric, and the solids you paired with it are great! Kona cerise is one of my all time favorites, too 🙂

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    Katie B

    March 8, 2011

    Love a simple charm quilt! That Cerise is perfect. I need to remember that one.

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    liveacolorfullife

    March 8, 2011

    I love this fabric line. Your quilt is really cute.

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    KatieandHarper

    March 8, 2011

    It’s beautiful Faith. Do you plan out the placement of the blocks or do you just wing it?

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      Faith

      March 8, 2011

      Hi Katie! 🙂 I do plan it out on the ground first. I did one charm pack at a time, and worked my way from the top down. That way the prints are spread out evenly.

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    Sara

    March 10, 2011

    So beautiful! I really must get some Central Park charm packs. Your quilt looks so lovely. And I know what you mean about wanting an easier design after tackling something more difficult!

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    Cath

    March 17, 2011

    Oh I hear you! I am working on a BOM from Amitie (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilysquilts/5482774180/in/pool-1509539@N24/) and I am doing it as hand paper piecing. So last weekend, I took a charm square pack of Sherbert Pips, and whipped up a quick little play mat for my daughter. The simple squares were just what my tired hands, and brain, needed. I finished it off with Perle 8 hand quilting and am so in love with it. I suppose I should hand it over to her….

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    Kara

    March 23, 2011

    When you quilt with those straight lines do you still get the crinkly effect? I feel like I get a much better crinkle effect with free motion, but I also love the clean straight lines (or diagonals).

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      Faith

      March 23, 2011

      You will get more crinkle with the free motion. These do crinkle some (less) but also have a nice drape to them (less stiff).

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    Jaye

    March 24, 2011

    Yes, I call easy piecing Mind Sorbet! It cleanses my creative palette. 😉
    Jaye
    artquiltmaker.com/blog

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    Susan K from Canada

    June 11, 2011

    I bought Central Park from Faith, and absolutely love it. It hangs over the day bed in my guest room and looks wonderful. It’s in a good home

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      Faith

      June 11, 2011

      Susan – that makes me so happy to hear! I love to know that a quilt I made is loved in it’s new home. 🙂

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    Steffie

    July 12, 2013

    After doing a bigger project I just love small and easy to piece baby quilts. They come together so quickly and I find it very relaxing to have something finished so fast! I find it very satisfactory.

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