Sunday sketch #273

This week’s design is a few steps further on from Sunday sketch #272 – you can probably see the same wedge shapes around the outside of each block, but the inside is now a cross shape that connects some of the wedges on opposite sides.

In the first version, I’ve used 2 colours + white in each block, against a dark blue background.

I used sashing to separate the blocks, but here’s the same design without sashing. It’s pretty energetic; probably a bit too energetic for me.

I find that using a common colour for the centre crosses helps to reduce the chaos a bit.

Or you can dial back the number of colours. Here I’ve used 2 shades of the same colour in each block. It instantly feels a bit calmer (the cool palette probably helps too).

Or even 2 shades of one colour across the whole design – again with the white centre crosses and the dark background and sashing.

It even works as a two-colour design – with the blocks in either an alternating colourway…

…or the same colourway.

(Doesn’t it feel like one of those folded paper cutouts? I wonder if you could recreate this design with a single sheet of paper and a pair of scissors….)

Like last week’s designs, this one would probably require paper-piecing (foundation or freezer paper) to get the wedges just right. The centre square of each block could be pieced normally (with some strips and squares), but the wedgy sides and corners would benefit from some paper-piecing and/or templates.

One comment

  1. Amanda

    Love these designs.
    The first one grabbed me ❤️
    But then the 2nd ❤️❤️
    And Oh those cool blues and greens. Fabulous 💙💚💛