Weekend Project: Central Park Baby Quilt


This weekend's project comes from Miss April. She's got a baby quilt top pieced using Kate Spain's Central Park (pictured above) and an enlarged version of Malka Dubrawsky's Tree Improv Placemats pattern. We have one fat pack of the entire line left in stock! In her words:


I wanted to use all fabrics from the same line to keep it simple and so I didn't need to think too hard about it, including the process itself.  The pattern is so loose but gets great results even in a larger format.  This came together in no time at all, and the process was very freeing-- more fun than tedious. I could see this working with all kinds of lines, for example, Moda's Hullabaloo or any number of prints from the Kaffe Fasset Collective.

The yardage for a baby quilt is as follows:

  • 1.25 yards of the main animal print

  • 1.25 yards of a solid, .33yds of the cobblestone in two colors

  • .67 yards of two hernshead plant patterns (because it was directional and I wanted all the lines to go the same way).

All the fabric gets used, with the scraps going together to form a pieced back. The finished measurements are around 50"by 60".