Charmed Park Quilt Top

I found some Central Park charm packs for a steal a while back, and bought three!  When I got around to using them, I couldn’t remember what my original plan had been (gasp!) but they were sitting next to a pile of solids, and they had to be put together.

I cut one of the charm packs in half, so each piece measured 2 1/2″ x 5″, and cut a variety of solids into 3″ x 5″ pieces.  Then I sewed them all together, and pieced the top!

There’s not a whole lot of rhyme or reason to the way the blocks are laid out, just every other and I turned the pieced blocks so that the directional prints made sense or colors weren’t too close.  Just a fun quilt top to piece!

Since the weather was crummy all day yesterday, I cleared my Tumbling Cubes quilt off and hung it in the living room.  Looks pretty good there too!  It measures 50″x68″ overall, and I’ve added it to the “Will quilt when I purchase batting” pile…I’ll let you know when that happens.

What are you up to today?



By | 2017-02-06T09:18:40+00:00 March 8th, 2011|work in progress|23 Comments


  1. Suzanne March 8, 2011 at 6:16 am - Reply

    I am learning a lot about how simple blocks can pack a big punch by your quilts, Amy. You have a great eye for color and design.

  2. Glenna@Hollyhock Quilts March 8, 2011 at 6:25 am - Reply

    I love it, Amy!

  3. Katie Paxton March 8, 2011 at 6:26 am - Reply

    I love that quilt, the colors are great, I am going to try it soon.. Thanks for the instructions.

  4. Cathy March 8, 2011 at 6:27 am - Reply

    Love your “will quilt when I purchase batting”. I’ve got one of those piles but didn’t know what to call it. lol. Love your quilt. It is a happy quilt. Hugs

  5. jodi March 8, 2011 at 6:50 am - Reply

    Funny! I just read a blog a minute ago from Faith of “Fresh Lemons Modern Quilting” who made a similar quilt from the same Central Park line charm packs! Your and hers are both beautiful!

  6. Sara March 8, 2011 at 6:52 am - Reply

    So beautiful! I have seen this done with white squares before, but never with solids…those bright solids are perfect and really bring out the prints!

  7. randi March 8, 2011 at 6:52 am - Reply

    pretty, amy!

    i am hoping to work on some aprons today. crossing fingers on that…..:)

  8. Aimee March 8, 2011 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Such simple cuts; such a stunning design. Beautiful.

  9. Connie March 8, 2011 at 7:18 am - Reply

    Really makes me think of Spring! Sometimes the simplest patterns can be the most fun.

  10. Belinda March 8, 2011 at 7:35 am - Reply

    The solids really make it pop! I love your work!

  11. Susan Mallery March 8, 2011 at 7:37 am - Reply

    You’re so clever!

  12. karenkay March 8, 2011 at 7:37 am - Reply

    I love it ….looks geat!

  13. Vicki March 8, 2011 at 7:56 am - Reply

    It looks great! I love charm packs.

  14. Beth March 8, 2011 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Oh, Amy, I love it (as always!). I am working too many things. I am afraid to list them all cuz then I might just have a panic attack!! Happy Tuesday!

  15. Pam March 8, 2011 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Good morning Amy!

    I love that quilt…fabric is fabulous. :-) I’m taking a break from hand stitching a quilt binding. Phewww, not easy.

    Have a lovely day!

  16. Terriaw March 8, 2011 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Love it! Such a great way to use charm packs without having another boring patchwork of squares. I have several charm packs waiting for inspiration, and this is perfect! Love your spring colors too.

  17. Carolyn March 8, 2011 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Beautiful quilt top! I can’t wait to see it when it’s all quilted!

  18. Elise March 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Happy quilt! Love it! Love you!

  19. Isabelle March 8, 2011 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Beautiful quilt Aimee. The colors are beautiful and so is the design. I love it!

  20. Audrey March 8, 2011 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    It is so pretty! Now I want to go buy more charm packs!

  21. Heather79 March 8, 2011 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Love it, Amy! You are an inspiration. I’ve been trying to find a sort of pattern to use charm packs that’s not a baby quilt. Thanks!

  22. Cathy A March 8, 2011 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Central Park is such a delightfully colorful line–I just love it and it looks wonderful in your quilt!

  23. Cindy Sharp March 9, 2011 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    I love pieceing quilts when I don’t have to think too hard. How much fun is that? Centeral park was perfect for your plan.

    Today I’m sorting through the paperwork envolved in running my own business (I’m a long arm quilter) and waiting for customers to stop by and drop off their tops. In between all of that I’m fiddling around and visiting all of my favorite on-line haunts.

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