Sunday sketch #268

If you’ve been following me for awhile, this week’s Sunday sketch might look familiar. It’s a reworking of my pattern Heartbreaker, using half-rectangle triangles instead of half-square triangles.

(Heartbreaker was published in Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine in 2018 and renamed ‘Raspberry Crush’.)

So let’s call the original Heartbreaker I and this one Heartbreaker II. Changing the basic unit from a HST to a HRT does a few things… first, whereas Heartbreaker I uses 5 colours, Heartbreaker II uses only 4. It can be hard to find the gradation of colours necessary to make this design, so the fewer colours needed, the better. And second, I felt like the elongated shape of the HRT called for a vertical rather than horizontal arrangement, so I’ve rotated the layout 90 degrees from the original. This makes it a bit easier to see the ‘heart’ shapes that prompted the name.

I’m working on releasing Heartbreaker I as a pattern. It’s still one of my all-time favourite quilt designs. Maybe I should add a variation for Heartbreaker II??

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