Sunday, March 6, 2011

Stashing Central Park!

Once again, actually using Central Park beat me too the "stashing" post.  But that just goes to show how happy I am with this collection by Kate Spain!

welcome, Central Park!

Here is a range of aqua, lavender and sage for a project I'll be making my mother-in-law.  At the time we were thinking a quilt, but now it looks like it'll be a sewing machine cover.  Well, that means I'll just have a lot left over, won't I?  Darn.

Central Park - love that Bridle Path!

I found my picks from Central Park at Whipstitch.  She has a very large selection.  But, some of the prints not available at Whipstitch, you can find at Down Shadow Lane.  Oh, and Sew Fresh Fabrics has a layer cake -yum!

Central Park - Cobblestone <3

This print, Cobblestone, is a great basic tone-on-tone.  I appreciate that it's a small print, which will be great for small patchwork and even binding.  I really can never get enough of these kind of prints.  The best basics get used up and then they're gone again!

my favorites from Central Park

These are my absolute favorites from Central Park.  I added them for love!  I kind of surprised myself by wanting that floral print on white. It's so vintage-inspired.  Don't you think?  I love it!  Welcome, welcome wildflowers.  Hurray for spring!

The two Bridle Path's (shown above in sage and coral) are lovely prints in any color.  I used the coral almost the day it arrived.  See:

Bottled Rainbow Quilt-Along in Pumpkin

Hey, can I admit that I've been second-guessing this block (aka the Bottled Rainbow block above)?  I keep seeing your blocks in the Flickr pool with squares and rectangles only (and pinking) and I'm wondering if all my angles are too busy?  Sorry, didn't mean to get distracted.  Just I've been thinking... Oh, and while I'm talking about Bottled Rainbows (oops), I do think I'm going to quilt-as-I-go.  That was YOUR great idea - thanks!  I expect to post the detailed how-to post on Wednesday. So hold tight!

Metro Living & American Jane stripes

Back to fabric.  I also recently stashed this rust Metro Living print.  You may have noticed it in Brick House.  And also these two tiny stripes from Punctuation by American Jane available at Fresh Squeezed Fabrics.  Aren't they cute!  They'd make lovely bindings, but I wonder if they'll last that long.  I have no qualms about cutting into yardage for projects, so I often break up my large cuts before they can become a backing or binding. Oh well, things are getting used and enjoyed! 

Wishing you many lovely fabrics!

xo, Rachel

19 comments:

  1. Love the Central Park fabrics! Especially the one that looks like viney leaves. Must hunt that down!

    I don't think your angles are too much on your rainbow block. I like them very much.

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  2. I like your square and rectangles AND angles. It's cool!

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  3. I love Central Park too! I think it is going to be my next fabric purchase.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your block. I have been looking at other blocks in the Flickr pool and while I really like all of them, yours is my favorite. I really like the angles. I definitely wouldn't change it. I think it's perfect!

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  4. Don't second guess the angles, they are so unusual. I mean, you can only do so much when piecing, but the applique frees you up to do more mosaic like stuff--I say go with it!

    And the fabric...drool...I've been dying for Central Park and Innocent Crush for ages now but can't justify it. Alas.

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  5. I love your angles and aspire to trying them on a future rainbow block... I'm practicing on making the pieces fit and stuff... even did a circle this afternoon along with a couple of angles...

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  6. Oh, those colors are yummy. I'm sure the machine cover is going to be fabulous.

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  7. "Central Park" is at the top of my list of fabrics to get when my "diet" is over. And I'm the same way about yardage: I buy lots of 2 & 3-yard lengths to use as backing, then cut into it for something else.

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  8. oh thanks for the close up on the cobblestone print! It is yummy! Why am I loving so many fabrics right now??

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  9. I like the Central Park line, too. Just waiting a little while longer until I pick it up.

    Anyways, I wanted to tell you how much like like your block with the triangles and trapezoids. How fun to have a quilt with trapezoids!

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  10. I love central park too and picked up a bunch recently! So excited!

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  11. Ooohhhh the sewing machine cover will be gorgeous! Do you have a specific pattern for that, that you could recommend? I need one of those & a samll project is right up my alley these days.

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  12. Just finished two small quilt tops this weekend with Central Park! It's a really pretty line!! I might need more. =)

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  13. Thanks for the reassurance, friends! I actually made another angled ticker tape block today. I can't wait to see this quilt build up and finally see all the colors together in ticker tape!

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  14. I know I am arriving late to the party, but the block is fantastic. You just have more imagination and skill than some others. I wouldn't have conceived the block, but I would gladly adopt it concepts.

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  15. I'm loving the angles and definitely going that route as well....

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  16. I think Central Park is a great line. I think I need to stock up on a couple of the prints before they are impossible to find!

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  17. Love the Central Park fabrics & I have so many plans for them!

    I love the fun angles on your red block, and I will definitely be incorporating some of them! I really need to get stitching- I have no excuses now that my fabric is here!

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  18. You have a beautiful blog! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration.

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  19. Beautiful pictures! I'm glad I came across your blog ;)

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