My Aqueduct Quilt is finally finished, hooray! This was a really fun and rewarding project, from the initial sketches through fabric selection, piecing, and quilting. It took me about nine months from start to finish (with a long period of inactivity in the middle), but I’m glad I persevered and finally finished it.
You can read all about the design and sewing process in my series of in-progress posts.
And now, onto the photos!
As I’ve mentioned before, the inspiration for this quilt was the Roman aqueduct in Segovia that I visited last year during my trip to Spain. I’m quite pleased with how the finished quilt represents the aqueduct in a simplified but whimsical way and how it carries through the perspective from the original photograph. I’m also glad the quilt does NOT incorporate any of the many, many tour buses at the site. 🙂
I love the quilted birds under the arches. I think they would have stood out better from the background if the yellow area was more densely quilted, but I’ll chalk this up to a lesson learned for next time.
I had fun with the quilting on this project, using a different pattern in each of the different fabric wedges. Most of the quilting is straight lines, but I incorporated some stippling in the orange “sky” and orange geometric “ground” area. For the pink heart fabric, I free-motion quilted around the hearts.
These photos were taken on my roof deck on a cloudy afternoon. Usually I try to wait for some sun, but with the bright colors in this quilt, I think the overcast sky worked out well. At the very least, the photos are taken, so in that sense it was a great success. Done and done! 🙂
It feels good to have officially finished a project, and I’m excited to find a spot in the house to hang my new quilt. Then again, I kind of want to wrap myself up it (despite its small size), so it may wind up living on the couch. 🙂
Happy summer, and happy sewing!