Sunday sketch #27

Welcome to the first Sunday sketch of 2017!

Regular readers will know how much I love consistency, regularity and repetition. I often start my sketching with a single unit (like a shape, pattern or block) and play around with minor adjustments to see if I can make it into something completely new or different.

This week, starting with just one block led to a series of blocks that echo its original outline…


I love this block outline. I’m very tempted to make a quilt sampler of these blocks in a limited colour palette. (For an example of how stunning this effect can be, check out Sofie Nix’s (@augenbeere) Summer Sampler quilt blocks on Instagram.)

Since we’re starting a new year, here are some of my resolutions for 2017:

  • stop lazily taking photos with my iPhone, and start taking better pics with our Canon instead
  • learn Photoshop, so I can start fixing all the dodgy colour balance I get when taking photos in a house with poor natural lighting
  • more sketching!

Happy New Year.