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.
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….
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.
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.
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.