Sunday sketch #260

Often when I create a bunch of quilt designs from one block design, I’ll share them all in a single post. But I split up the latest batch into last week’s Sunday sketch and this week’s. The arrangement is kinda different, and I played with two different colour schemes, so… it felt worthy of a new post.

So, picking up from last week – here’s the same block in a vertical orientation, but with a more limited colour palette. Black and white shapes instead of colour, and a coloured background instead of white. I’ve still used the same arrangement where the stripes are a different colour than the background rectangle in each block. But by alternating the colours and rotating the blocks, the borders between the blocks are less obvious.

This one’s much the same, with the columns shifted one over so that the very left-hand and right-hand edges of the block arrangement are fully straight instead of stepping in and out. I think I prefer the one above.

These blocks have lots of possible arrangements, which can be expanded by adding sashing (similar to last week). Here’s the same design with and without sashing.

The addition (and then subtraction) of sashing really changes the feeling of movement within the design.

So, like last week’s design, this one’s all rectangles (some long and skinny, some larger). There are a lot of repeated elements, which means lots of chain-piecing possibilities! I think you could sew lots of long strips together and then subcut them into the pieces needed for each block. There’s also be  places where you’d need to match points fairly carefully (not everyone’s cup of tea).


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