Sunday sketch #207

How about a slightly spicy design to follow last week’s palate cleanser?

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #207-1

This started out as a hand-drawn sketch on my Rhodia dot pad, as a mix between flying-geese triangles and half-rectangle triangles (I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: triangles are so versatile!). I wanted the lines from each flying geese block to lead into the adjacent flying geese blocks, creating a large zig-zag. And at the same time, the straight lines from the half-rectangle triangles would connect to the facing block.

I recreated the design in EQ8 so that I could play with colour. There are quite a few ways to combine just three colours in this design, each of which give it a slightly different feel.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #207-2  Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #207-3  Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #207-4

And, of course, my usual favourite combo of red, pink and white.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #207-5  Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #207-6  Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #207-7

I feel like the light pink against the red gives a bit of a transparency feel, and helps to make those large zig-zags – which carve a path down the page – a little clearer.

The design doesn’t necessarily have to flow vertically down the page; it would work just as well horizontally.

These designs could be made into quilts using just two blocks: a flying geese block and a triangle in a square block (or two half-rectangle triangles instead). Pretty straightforward, but with striking results.



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