Sunday sketch #179

This week’s design is derived from an image that I posted to Instagram almost 3 years ago (I have to link to the post, because I’ve long since lost the image itself). It was a picture of a decorative metal grille that I’d seen on the wall of a restaurant on Melbourne’s Southbank – I walked past it and couldn’t stop thinking about it, so went back the next day to find it and take a photo.

At the time, I had no idea how to translate the design into a quilt pattern. I wasn’t sewing curves then, and I certainly wasn’t designing with them – but I saw this quilt-like pattern and snapped a pic for future reference.

Well, the day finally came when I could figure it out! I was recently scrolling through my Instagram feed, saw this picture again, and realised I now have the skills to recreate it pretty easily in EQ8.

I started off with a simpler version…

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #179-1

…in a few different colour variations.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #179-2   Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #179-3

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Then I moved to the more complex version…

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #179-5

… in the same colour combinations (seriously, I love white, black and yellow together! and how cute do the different versions look right next to each other?).

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #179-6   Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #179-7

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #179-8

I don’t know if I’ll ever make this design into a quilt, but I like the fact that my skills have developed to the point where I could figure out how to make it. Probably because it’s not unlike Sunday sketch #177, which also features those leaf shapes and overlapping, round-cornered squares.

This design could be made into a quilt pattern using strips/rectangles and curves. You’d need to use templates for the curves, and possibly paper-piece the rest for accuracy. The bold black lines are an integral part of the design; I guess you could appliqué bias strips over a pieced top, but I’d probably opt for piecing the strips as well.

 

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