I had a wonderful Birthday Weekend! Thank you for all the well wishes. I have been running around a lot but I'm getting caught up responding to comments I promise. I didn't get any time in the sewing studio this weekend, but I did dive head first into my City Weekend Quilt. I am so excited! I started by sorting the templates into their own bags but there are so many little tiny pieces to sort through that I gave up after a while, thinking that I can continue to sort through these as I work. It all doesn't have to be done right away.
I'm still in the planning stages but I decided to pull the lighter blue colorway out of my stack entirely. What initially attracted me to this line when I first saw it in Purl SoHo oh so long ago, was the vibrant teals and tangerines in the line. Looking at the stack and planning out how this quilt will come together the softer yellows and blues weren't working for me so I yanked them. Don't worry. They'll get put to use on another project I am sure.
With a new base stack I pulled two fabrics that I planned to use for the four pieces where the arches converge. The Green and Blue grids called out to me so I'm starting with them. All weekend I've been basting them onto the proper templates. I figure it's the easiest place to start while I figure out if the overall design I have lurking in my head is going to work.
Basically, I pulled the Park Ramble prints and put them to the side. This line has a lot of prints in the collection with tiny repeats which I think will work well on the very small arch pieces, but the Park Ramble prints are large and also some of my favorites so I am considering using them in the center of the arches, but alternating the colors. I think it would be a great way to showcase these larger format prints but I'm worried it might look busy. Normally Double Wedding Rings have the same fabric in the background throughout, but I'm trying to think outside the box.
Next time I have a moment to sketch I'm breaking out my journal and going to attempt a little mock up. But what do you think? Will it look scrappy and cool or too distracting?