Sunday sketch #211

More block-based fun this week! You’ll probably recognise some elements that made an appearance in Sunday sketch #210 (and even as far back as Sunday sketch #110).

More secondary shapes, too, with crosses creating crosses.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #211-1

I really like the way that the diagonal lines carry through from block to block, which I think is easier to see in this pared-back palette (with only 3 colours).

Those lines also present an opportunity for playing with transparency. I had to use a different colour palette to show you what I mean: red paired with white produces pink crosses where the shapes overlap.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #211-1B

Expanding the colour palette pushes those diagonal lines to the background and brings the individual blocks to the fore.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #211-2

Those corner bits on each block can be coloured differently too, just to mix things up a bit. I’d be tempted to stick with a limited palette, like the one shown below. Or you could expand the palette but make all those corners the same colour. Otherwise, I think it could all get very busy, very fast.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #211-3

This design would be relatively easy to translate into an actual quilt. It’s mostly standard blocks and shapes, with a few fiddly bits along the way.

 

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