Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Big Reveal: Merritt Parkway (Route 15) Bridges Reconstructed

The 2016 MQG Charity Quilt is on its way.  Inspired by the very bridges we go over and under on a weekly if not daily basis, the quilt interprets the beauty of the Merritt Parkway (Route 15). Back in the day, the Merritt arose from the vision of a parkway that would not only make travel through Connecticut easier, but also aesthetically pleasing. To this day, people travel its roads and admire the amazing and beautiful diversity of bridges within Connecticut's natural landscape.

Using the color palette selected by the MQG, we improvised blocks based on the bridges of The Merritt Parkway. We created colorful snapshots of our favorite bridges, attempting to capture the lines and curves of these historic bridges.

Discussing inspirational bridges
Wondering and thinking about how we will put it all together
Admiring the blocks
We will see where this modern interpretation of the Merritt will take us. Our next step will be to create a layout that frames the blocks and ties them together. Keep an eye out for updates on Facebook. 

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