Sunday sketch #228

(Note: I just realised today, Friday 13 November, that despite being scheduled for publication last Sunday, this post never actually appeared. Oops! So here it is, almost a week late.)

Something simple to end a very stressful week! I’ve got blue on my mind, hence my colour choice for today’s sketch… 🙂

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #228-1

Even though this design is pretty simple – just vertical lines of half-square triangles, repeated across the page – it offers lots of possibilities in terms of colour placement. Here are a few versions with 3 colours instead of 2:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #228-2 Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #228-3

And, of course, you could add even more colours if you wanted to.

This design is actually made up of blocks… I started exploring a different idea and ended up with this one. But by rotating the blocks (easy to do in EQ8), I got a slightly varied design that I also liked. It ends up looking like a fairly common block (the name of which escapes me now…), a bit like the motif that I used in Sunday sketch #165 maybe?

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #228-4

These designs are all just half-square triangles, with some wide sashing/borders on either side of the quilt top. I guess you could use flying geese in some places, if you felt like saving a few seams.