I have a whole Pinterest board devoted to quilts with stars. Simple or complicated, solid or scrappy… there are so many ways to make stars (and to make them look good!).
This week’s Sunday sketch is yet another iteration of the past few weeks’ designs, with yet more tweaks. In this case, the link between the previous designs is starting to get a little tenuous… I retained one of the original blocks, but changed the other one to a star. Because who doesn’t love a good star?!
I also went back to the colours of #133: teals (or are they sea blues?) and that warm yellow. With a bit of transparency thrown in for good measure.
This design could be made into a quilt pattern using flying geese, rectangles, squares, triangle in a square blocks, and a modified kite block. The star blocks could probably be paper-pieced although I haven’t actually thought how, exactly. They are like slightly wonky sawtooth stars, so maybe that would be a way to approach them.
Somehow, with a few more tweaks here and there, I managed to transform Sunday sketches #132 and #133 into this week’s design: more curves, a different colour palette, and more secondary shapes emerging.
The combination of red, hot pink, orange and warm yellow is one of my favourite colour palettes. I managed to get 3 out of 4 in this quilt design – not bad!
This design could be made into a quilt pattern using lots of curves; templates would probably be the best way to ensure precision.
I mentioned in last week’s post that Sunday sketch #132 led to a whole series of new designs – just by tweaking a few things here and there. I won’t post every iteration, but here’s the next interesting one.
Can you tell what I changed? I reduced the design to two colours, so the palette doesn’t overpower the pattern. (Also so I could work with the design more easily; lots of colours just distracts me and makes it difficult for me to focus on the design itself.) The small yellow squares are now larger yellow curvy diamonds (for lack of a better word), and a few more straight edges have been replaced with curves – which together create new circles as secondary shapes within the design. Don’t you love it when that happens?!
Like last week’s design, this one is based on just two blocks. They both include lots of curves, which would probably be easier to make using templates.