Sunday sketch #86

The last element that I added to Sunday sketch #85 was a wonky star shape that gave a bit of energy and movement to the block. I decided to take that shape and tile it, because… why not?

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #84-1

As soon as I tiled it, I could see other shapes in there – those alternating parallelograms. Colouring the design in reverse makes them more obvious.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #84-2

These blocks would be fairly easy to make using half-rectangle triangles with a half-square triangle added at one end (to create the sharp points of the 4-pointed stars). Four of those units would be sewn around a central square, staggered using a single partial seam. I like the idea of scrappy stars against a low-volume background – wouldn’t that look great?