Sunday sketch #205

If you follow me on Instagram, you might’ve seen an extra sketch that I shared during the week. It used some of the same blocks from Sunday sketch #204, but arranged in a more symmetrical design. There are so many possible block designs and arrangements along this theme… I could post them for weeks (but I won’t 🙂 ).

I did want to share one or two more though. I decided to limit myself to only the horizontal- and vertical-striped blocks. I love how the lines from one block can extend into the next one (or not).

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #205-1

This is just an 8 x 8 grid using 3 different block designs.

I also like the idea of grouping each block type so that they form distinct areas within the design.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #205-2

That one’s the same grid size, with an extra block design thrown in.

I like how these designs balance order with a bit of disorder. That last design is probably the closest to one of the original inspirations for this series of designs: a wooden window decoration I spotted while walking along the street in Tokyo last year (hint for walking in Tokyo: always look up!).

Geometriquilt: quilt inspiration from Tokyo

As these blocks are all made from strips, squares and rectangles, they could be made using normal piecing. I’d maybe consider foundation paper piecing though, just to get the precision needed for everything to line up nicely.

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