Central Park Fabric Therapy

It's been a bit of a loony weather week which I think is throwing me off.

Snow, ice, extra days at home, lots of baking.... loony balloony indeed!  But, the good thing with being cooped in the house is all that access to extra glorious sewing time.

{Sew,} -pun intended- here are the things I have been up to!

Ongoing Projects

X Marks the Spot

Does taking this off my design wall and digging out my yardage count as progress?  The yellow isn't Fandango, but looks nice with it, doesn't it?

I feel like this one is going to pop this week and I even included it in my One Thing, One Week challenge hosted by the lovely Amy at Amy's Creative Side

[total side note here (allowed due to aforementioned looniess!):  have you seen The King's Speech (the movie) yet?  There is a priceless line when the Dutchess says something about royalty not "popping" -- which makes me giggle now when I use the word pop.  Like... I think I will go pop over and see so-and-so... or this design really pops.  Totally throws me into giggles!  

Go see it, then come back here and laugh with me.  I wasn't sure about this movie going in... I was joining my MIL and SIL for a little gals afternoon.  But, let me tell you I haven't felt that touched by a movie in sometime now.  I cried.  I was proud.  I thought of my family and husband. I cried again.  I wanted to give it a standing ovation.  Doesn't happen often!]


I have fallen so badly for this one!  I am in finishing mode and pulled out these things which I believe will be the finishing touches!  I love things that practically make themselves... means they are so meant to be!  You can see the full post here.

And, I think several of you may even make one... can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tulip Runner

No progress.  I went to pull out my tulip pattern and it is no where in sight.  No internet bookmark, no email to myself, no notes with measurements.  I have let that stall me. for the moment.  Argg!

New Projects

Working with Central Park (no name yet)

I lifted the label off my Central Park charm pack (5 inch squares) and got busy with pin wheels.  Don't you adore the playfulness and silliness of pin wheels? -- I do!  And I think it is really bringing out the spirit of this fabric!

As it turns out the Java Lotta Steam Cream that I showed you last week (which was meant for another project) was a perfect mix to make up these pin wheels.

I also found myself starring at certain charms that I. could. not. cut. uggg!  Standing defeated I decided that I will accept defeat and instead incorporate these blocks whole.  See, can't outsmart me ;) 

And, here are the pin wheels on the design wall.  Yes, I think I will be re-arranging these a few more times to get it exactly right.

Having gotten through the stack of charms, I pulled a bunch more fabric from my stash-pash-prickly-ash  

(anyone else love rhyming?)

All in all, I am totally loving what this quilt is shaping up to be... not sure I will be able to part with it -- and that is why this week can't only be described as much needed happy fabric therapy!  *contented sigh*

Not to be confused with puppy therapy which I have to admit I have also enjoyed to the brim!!

This Week's Work in Progress (WiP) Stats 
Last WiP Wednesday Total: 3
New Projects: 1
Finished Projects: 0
Total WiP's: 4 -- added one!

---Linking to W.I.P. Wednesday---


Kati said...

That is so clever. I love this. I might have to try it with my charm packs. I was having issues cutting some of the charms also. I like how you left some whole and did some as pinwheels. This is going to be a great quilt. I hope you don't mind if I copy your idea.

Lee said...

Wow, I am just loving that Central Park quilt. I love how you're leaving some of the charms whole, because you're so right, certain prints in that line are just too difficult to cut! I haven't been able to work on my Central Park quilt - dying to dig into this fabric!

Thanks for linking up, have a great week!

Jessica Kelly said...

Your central park quilt looks great!!! Great idea for your charm pack, and how you incorporated some whole charms is perfect!!

Betsy Brock said...

Your quilt is looking wonderful! I'm excited to see the finished project! The colors and patterns are so cheerful!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! LOVE the Central Park fabrics. I hope you used a sewing machine (instead of hand piece) to piece the fabrics ... looks great.
Will mention you on our next blog post ... so please check it (Friday). Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

What a coooool way to make pinwheeles! wow. I have never seen that before. Thanks!

Jeannette StG said...

You are sooo good in combining fabrics! You have designer talents, girl:)

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Yes, getting fabric out fully counts as progress!! Thanks for sharing your pinwheel technique, sounds handy for my big stack of charm packs awaiting a project... Happy WiP Wednesday (belatedly)!

MJ said...

OK so you'll have to what "charms" are, I am guessing that they are packs of coordinating fabric squares? like fat quarters? They are beautiful!!

Unknown said...

I love the way you made your pinwheels, it looks super easy, and I can't wait to see what you do with all those baubles on your confetti quilt. Have a great day!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Your Central Park pinwheel quilt is looking totally awsome! I had no idea how pinwheels were put together (haddn't looked it up yet), but I see what you have done - fantastic! Can't wait to see the final arangement. Those oranges and blues are SOOOO yummy together! :) Makes me just want to snuggle down in it (And makes me think that I need a charm pack to get a quilt going! lol)
Have a happy weekend!
♥ S

Holly Lefevre said...

Gorgeous fabric. I adore fabric. So puppy therapy and fabric therapy both sound good to me.

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