Category: Sunday sketch

Sunday sketch #77

I’ve probably got another few weeks’ worth (at least!) of ribbon-like Sunday sketches, but they say that familiarity breeds contempt, so… I’ll change tack and show you some new sketches I did this week.

I wanted to make a very jagged, zig-zag design. After a few attempts at getting my thoughts down on paper, I came up with a block that could be repeated to create a really striking pattern.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #77 (1)

Sometimes I’ll scrawl something really quickly on the closest piece of scrap paper before sitting down with my dot pad to sketch it properly. I only realised when I’d finished shading the first design that I hadn’t followed my original hasty scrawl – the 45° lines were all the same, but the other diagonal lines (the ones stretching between the tops and bottoms of adjacent 45° lines) were different. So I sketched it again.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #77 (2)

Can you see the subtle difference between the two designs? I’m still not sure which one I prefer.

I think the best way to create a quilt pattern from this sketch would be to use foundation paper piecing. I really like the idea of large blocks though – maybe 24″ or more each – but I’m not sure how I’d go about printing that out (or designing it in the first place!).


Sunday sketch #76

It occurred to me awhile after sketching this recent series of quilt designs that they’re almost like Celtic knotwork – just more geometric and with fewer crosses (and cross-overs).

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #76

So I’ll dedicate these ‘hearts’ to Ireland – a country that was my home for almost 6 years when I was younger (which feels like a lifetime ago!).


Sunday sketch #75

More ribbon-like diagonal strips this week, turning corners and flipping back on themselves.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #75-3

It’s easy to change the look of this design by flipping the foreground and background strips (which probably would’ve been easier to see if I’d coloured them…).

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #75-2

Or pushing some of the background strips to the foreground.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #75-1

Like the past two weeks‘ designs, these sketches could be made into quilt patterns using half-square triangles or strips (set on point after creating 4 identical blocks). Lots of opportunity for playing with interesting colours and even transparency.