So while playing around with the double-HRT block from Sunday sketch #198, I noticed a shape that I quite liked: two triangles back to back, creating a parallelogram. I wanted to set that in a larger rectangle and extend the line between the triangles to the corners of the block. It didn’t take long to use paper and EQ8 to create what I had in mind.
I originally designed the block in a landscape orientation, then decided I liked how this looked vertical – almost architectural. Like windows on a skyscraper, with the sun angled down, creating shadows.
The secondary lines that arise from this layout present loads of opportunities for colour play. I created a bunch of related designs in EQ8 just by rotating the blocks and colouring them slightly differently. Watch out for a few more in the coming weeks.
To make this design into a quilt pattern, it would probably be best to use paper piecing to ensure that you got the angles right. I’m going to add this one to the (long) list of designs I’d really like to try making one of these days.