Sunday sketch #170

Arrows, this way and that.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #170-1

This design started out a little… busier, but I pared it down a bit. Here are the precursor designs…

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #170-2          Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #170-3

I think the top-right design is a bit too crowded. Maybe a better colour palette would help to differentiate between the 4 directions?

Anyway, I think I prefer a design with some of the blocks left empty. Here’s one with just two colours, crossing diagonally.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #170-4

See that centre square, on point, where the blocks of different colour overlap? That’s another opportunity for some colour play. You can see it more clearly if I use a different palette.


Of course, I usually go for a regular, symmetrical design first, then follow it up with a more irregular, asymmetrical design.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #170-5


Lots of opportunity for playing around with colour and placement!

These designs would be pretty easy to translate into a quilt pattern. The arrow heads are just triangles, and the tails are smaller triangles separated by a rectangle. The tails might be easier to make using paper-piecing to get the necessary precision.