This week’s design is a fairly simple one comprising 4 different square units, each of which is bisected by a bold stripe.
The units could be paper-pieced for precision. Like last week’s Sunday Sketch, I picture this in a single colour plus white. But mustard yellow with black stripes could work too.
I’m great with deadlines, but usually only if someone else sets them. When it comes to getting stuff done, I respond much better to external demands than to my own self-imposed pressure. Which might explain why I haven’t updated this blog in awhile, and why I don’t sew nearly as much as I’d like to….
Lately I’ve made time to sketch quilt designs, and it’s been a real boost to my creative energy. I switch between a Rhodia dot pad and a Moleskine squared notebook. I use a fountain pen or a ballpoint pen. I doodle and faff until I hit on some idea or design that I feel like completing. Some days I end up with lots to like; other days, not so much.
So to solve the problem of what to do with this blog, and to give myself an incentive to keep sketching, I’m going to start a weekly series: Sunday sketch. I’ll upload pics of my designs from the previous week, alone or with a brief commentary. If any of the designs ever progresses to a quilt pattern or an actual quilt, I’ll post that too.
First up: an effort from the past few weeks. I haven’t experimented much with half-rectangle triangles or flying geese yet (despite having BlocLoc rulers specific for both), but I like the idea of combining them in a single colour. I chose blue because I had a blue pencil handy, but I can picture this in another colour, or in scrappy and low-volume fabrics.
I love the simplicity and colours in this Stars & 4-Patches quilt from Lisa Calle’s Vintage Modern Quilts site. (This is 1 of 21 quilts she made in 2013!!!) I might have to put this one on my list — at least it would get me some experience with triangles.
(Is Texas the quilt capital of the world…? So many good shops and blogs seem to be there….)