Normally I would built a quilt from the bottom up but on this occasion, to ensure the perspective of the viaduct I began at the top.
I used a variation of the very clever 5 minute block by Suzanne McNeill. I cut pieces in the sky fabric 4 1/2" x 2", pieces of the stone fabric 3/4 x 4 1/2 and 2 1/2 x 4 1/2".
The reason for edging the 2" pieces with the stone fabric was to provide upright columns for the arches of the viaduct.
Building the blocks from this point was very straightforward. I love this pattern, it is straightforward and versitile.
The columns of the viaduct need to be longer. To have made the block itself longer would have changed the angles of the arches (you will just have to trust me here because I tried it lol). Also it needed a top. So I added both rows
Now all I had to do was sew the viaduct to the sky
And I was done for the day!
Many thanks to Suzanne for her brilliant block which I use a lot and to Mr Daisy for his mathematical brain which I also use a lot!