Sunday sketch #221

When I first set out to design some wedge-based quilts, this week’s Sunday sketch is what I had in my head. Well, almost*. Wedges that tracked up and down, then across and up and down, and so on, and so forth, down the page. Like a continuous line, creating secondary shapes identical to the primary shapes, which themselves tracked up and down, then across and up and down… you see where I’m going with this.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #221-1

This design retains the wedge outline from the previous few Sunday sketches. And the wedge shape itself is about the same (maybe slightly shorter and fatter).

* To be honest, this is not quite what I had envisaged, but it took me so long to try and get what was in my brain onto the screen, and it became so frustrating, that I eventually moved on to other designs, and then lost interest in the original. Such is life!

Anyway, like the other wedge-y Sunday sketches, changing the colours of this design gives a slightly different feel. Like changing those borders from black to white….

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #221-2

The white wedges become fatter, and the pink and red ones stay skinny.

Or we can flip the outline to red, and change the outer wedges to red too. I like showing the outlines on their own sometimes.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #221-3

I also like this design rotated 90 degrees. When it’s upright, all I can see is the letter ‘H’! In a horizontal orientation, it’s easier to just see the wedges as shapes, undulating across the page.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #221-4

I’m a big fan of this kind of nested design, where the primary shape produces identical secondary shapes. It’s very Escher-esque. If you look at my Instagram, you’ll see a few more along this theme.

Making this design into an actual quilt would be a bit tricky, I think. The design is block-based (you can easily see the repetition), but it’d take templates and paper-piecing for accuracy.