It was a three-day weekend here in Boston to accommodate all the hoopla associated with the Boston Marathon earlier today, which means that I basically sewed for three days straight. Not complaining. 🙂 It also means that I made a ton of progress on my Aqueduct Quilt! I’ve been obsessed with this project lately and have enjoyed the opportunity to let it take over my life for a few days. In other words, I’ve been in sewing heaven.
Today I worked on the quilt back, which is turning out to be enough work to qualify as an alternate quilt front! My original plan to combine the blue strips with warm colored arcs of bias tape went out the window this morning when I had the idea to make lots of long and thin strips. I just played around with some random scraps until I had a combination of colors and an arrangement of shapes that I liked. The end result was two long strips of blue-pastel-blue sandwiches. I have to say, I love love love them.
(By the way, do you recognize any garment fabric leftovers in this quilt back? There are pieces from my Oxford and Liberty Archer, Sarrouel Trousers, Chevron Skirt, Spring Archer, and Coral Moss Mini!)
The photo above shows the strips still being assembled but gives you an idea of what I’m imagining for the finished quilt back. I want to incorporate the bright yellow from the arches on the front of the quilt, so I think I’ll include yellow strips along the top, middle, and bottom of the quilt back. I’ll adjust the width of the yellow strips to make the dimensions of the back match the front. What do you think: color overload or brilliantly bright? 🙂
I’ll keep you posted as work progresses on this project, but I probably won’t get back to it until next weekend.
In other news, this weekend featured a lazy cat (no surprise there):
… and a pretty amazing sunset:
I don’t know what was going on with all those plane tracks being made in such a short time frame, but the end result was pretty spectacular! I thought this scene would be great inspiration for another mini quilt. 🙂
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!