Wednesday, April 9, 2014

W.i.P Wednesday: A Walk in the Park

After the 90 Sewing Circles of Hell, piecing blocks feels like a walk in the park... albeit a very looong one:-)  I finally got back to working on the Central Park blocks that I started on the Boston MQG retreat last month.  Hyacinth Quilt Designs has a fabulous Garden Fence tutorial for making these.  I'd already made most of the outer rings but since I was using a layer cake there wasn't enough of each print to cut the center squares.

I decided to use my favorite FSDS Olive for the centers...  all 35 of them.  I'm not good at making the exact same block over and over again!  If I did it again I'd work smarter and strip piece the olive with the yellow top and bottom strips and then subcut the units.  Then I'd just have to add the sides individually.

Then I followed the same process to attach all the outer rings to the centers...  35 times.

And now I just need to finish squaring up all 35 blocks so I can add the sashing and put the top together.  A bit tedious but I love the way it's turning out:-)

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  1. Your blocks look great! It will definitely be worth all that tedious work you put in when it's done.

  2. This is looking great. I think the repetitiveness of piecing the same block over and over is why I have multiple projects going at any given time. It's all worth it in the end. Are you using the yellow for the quilt sashing a well?

  3. Wow! this is looking awesome!
    This is labor of love for sure!
    Can't wait to see the quilt all finished :-).

  4. I love this pattern! Might have to give it a try, though I'll have to conjure my inner Alice for the needed patience ;)