Sunday sketch #45

I like creating a single block and tiling it to see new designs emerge. But sometimes the secondary designs aren’t quite what I’m after…

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #45

In this design, the vertices between the blocks form the centre of a left-handed tetraskelion, also called a sauwastika. Although this bent-legged cross has been a sacred religious symbol for thousands of years, the right-handed version – the swastika – is now inextricably linked to Nazism and the Holocaust. It’s not something I want to include in my designs – even inadvertently.

My sketchbooks are full of designs that don’t quite make it, for one reason or another. This is one of those times. I still like the underlying premise of this design, but I’ll continue working on it until I can create a tiled version that makes me happy.



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