Sunday sketch #131

I’ve been trying to be more imaginative with curve designs lately, but it be difficult. I think my designs often follow my own sewing abilities (in other words, ‘could I make this?’), and I’m not very experienced when it comes to sewing curves. But sometimes basic designs can be just as effective as more complicated ones. This design, I could definitely make:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #131-1

I love incorporating the same shape in multiple ways in a single design. In this case, all the Xs (the whites in the foreground and the reds in the background) are the same size; it’s the colouring that sets them apart.

There are plenty of possibilities with this pattern. Just removing some of the foreground circles opens it up a bit:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #131-4

Those background Xs, in red, can become a sort of supporting trellis for the circles if they’re connected:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #131-2

But the trellis can be broken up a bit by removing some of the connecting parts:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #131-3

And different colours can give the design an entirely different feel. How about a Nordic cross-stitch vibe:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #131-5

Or maybe a candy shop colourway?

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #131-6

The quilt design could be made into a pattern using (slightly amended) drunkard’s path units and strips or rectangles. A template would probably be easiest for the curves.