Sunday sketch #226

So, remember last week’s block? (Wi-fi gone wild? 🙂 ) This week’s block is a slightly simpler version (fewer concentric circles), arranged on point, and connected to adjacent blocks in a single continuous line.

Which presents some weird and wonderful opportunities for colour play…

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #226-1

I love this bright green! Here’s the reverse colourway.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #226-2

The dark lines just call for a circular shape in the background. I actually started with full circles before playing with the three-quarter circles in the two designs above.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #226-3

Maybe that one’s a bit too busy. Plain circles work too. (I pretty much think anything in this colour works though.)

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #226-4  Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #226-5

If you ignore the background circles and just focus on the dark lines, you can see that they create repetitive, interlocking jigsaw-like pieces (2 whole pieces, 4 half-pieces, and 2 quarter-pieces). Colouring the pieces in an alternating colourway reveals what I mean…

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #226-6

And a reverse colourway:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #226-7

I think these last 2 designs look like a completely different quilt than the first set of designs. Isn’t it amazing how colour (fabric) placement makes such a huge difference?

Like last week’s designs, this week’s Sunday sketch could be made into a quilt most easily using curved templates.


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