Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I finished up all the baskets for my "Picnic on Central Park" quilt. There will be twelve baskets total, arranged 3 across and 4 down, set on point. I debated how to create the quilt top. Originally, I was thinking of a skinny sashing with scrappy cornerstones. I didn't want to cut baskets in half for the edge blocks. Another solution would have been to use yardage of one of the Central Park fabrics for those half blocks. I wasn't sure that I would be happy with that look though and I also wanted to try to stick to using just the layer cake.
I decided to make scrappy pinwheels from all the HST I was making to fill the baskets and add white borders. Those blocks will alternate with the baskets. I have made the six complete blocks now for the center of the quilt and am working on the half pinwheel blocks for all the edges.
I will need to purchase binding and backing material. If anyone knows of a good Central Park sale, please let me know!