Sunday sketch #213

I’m pretty sure I once said that the half-square triangle was my favourite quilt shape. But I think I’m changing my mind. I am loving half-rectangle triangles at the moment!

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #213-1

I feel like half-rectangle triangles just have more energy somehow. That sharper angle just gives it a more zig-zaggy zing somehow. OK, that sounds a bit wacky. But hopefully you know what I mean 🙂

The motif in this design – which is a bit like a bolt of electricity crossing the page* – has sooooo much potential. I created a bunch of designs along this theme, but these ones were some of my favourites.

* I say ‘page’, because I started off sketching this on paper, before moving over to EQ8 to speed things along.

Anyway, here are some more designs along the same theme. First up – the zig-zags arranged horizontally, in a limited colour palette.

Geometriquilt_SS213-2

Or arranged in a cascade. The design on the left follows a regular pattern in only two colours, while the one on the right has a more irregular pattern and an expanded palette of four colours. Funny how just a few small changes can make such a big difference!

Geometriquilt_SS213-3      Geometriquilt_SS213-4

Or back to the original, simplest version, with a vertical rather than a horizontal orientation. I probably should’ve put a border around this one to make it clearer against the white background of this webpage, but you get the gist.

Geometriquilt_SS213-5

These designs can be translated into quilt patterns using HRTs, HRTs and more HRTs! And some rectangles and/or long strips, too.

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