Sunday sketch #270

More skinny strips this week, but straight this time.

Believe it or not, this design is made from a single block in a 4×4 layout. And each block is a 4×4 arrangement of squares that are separated by thin sashing. Depending on how the background and sashing are coloured (or not), different parts come to the foreground or move to the background. Here’s the reverse colourway.

I actually started with black sashing and two colours. I worked through the shapes, colouring as I went, making sure that adjacent shapes never had the same colour. In some places I had to move the sashing or change the shapes to get the desired effect. (Oops, I can see one spot where two white shapes are touching sides.)

The black lines are a bit Mondrian-ish, of course, which is why I changed them up a bit.

This design could be made into a quilt using normal piecing of squares, rectangles and thin strips. And the layout possibilities are endless!

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