Sunday sketch #204

I continued on last week’s theme of blocks made up of thin lines. I stuck with the curvy block and added a few more, then jumbled them up. I wanted to design the blocks so that there’d be instances of (some of) the lines continuing from one block to the next. And I separated the blocks using sashing of the same thickness.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #204-1

I played around with colours for ages, but didn’t find anything that I liked as much as the black and white.

The whole design feels quite whimsical to me, hence the candy colours, I think.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #204-2Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #204-3

Or each block could be coloured differently. This gives the whole design quite a different feel (maybe also because my choice of colour palette’s not so hot).

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #204-4

Or monochrome. I picked a vibrant yellow, and then reversed it, but of course this would work for any combination of two colours.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #204-5Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #204-6

This design reminds me a bit of breeze blocks, those concrete blocks that let air through. (Speaking of which, check out how quilter Ben Millett created 4″ breeze-block-like units earlier this year, here and here. I’m hoping he makes them into a quilt!)

My design could be made into a quilt pattern – with blocks in whatever arrangement you wanted – using a combination of normal piecing (for straight bits) and paper piecing (for curves) for accuracy. Lots of variation and versatility!

 

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