Sunday sketch #136

This week’s sketch is based entirely on the star motif from last week‘s sketch.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #136

The geometry of the eight-pointed stars means that they join up with their neighbours in really pleasing ways, and then create a nice secondary shape (coloured here in various shades of teal) in the interstitial spaces.

These stars remind me of those pesky little plant burrs that can stick to your socks!

This is the last in the series of related quilt designs that started with Sunday sketch #132. I wanted to give you a little insight into how I come up with ideas; more often than not, one design will spark loads more. A few small changes here and there produce new designs that start to look less and less like the original.

I find this kind of iterative process easier and quicker to manage in Electric Quilt 8, because I can see pretty quickly how a simple change (to geometry or colour) will translate across an entire quilt. But I’ve also gone through similar processes when hand-sketching; it just takes longer, and my hand hurts more at the end of it. 🙂