Category: Sunday sketch

Sunday sketch #161

A quick and simple curvy design.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #161

You could colour this in different ways to make it look quite different. The blues make it feel quite water-y to me, a bit oceanic.

This would be easy to make into an actual quilt: it’s just drunkard’s path blocks and rectangles. Grouped into threes to make a block, then repeated in a 4 x 4 layout.

Sunday sketch #160

Just when you thought I’d moved on from chevrons

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #160

I’m still playing with them. They’re so fun to overlap, and they create such interesting secondary shapes when they do.

I’m such a big fan of orange and hot pink together! I originally designed this with a white background, but then remembered how much I hate making quilts with white backgrounds (because it’s a pain to get rid of all the stray coloured threads from the underside of the quilt top before quilting…!)

This one would be easy to make into a quilt. I know I always say that! But in this case, it’s actually just a bunch of squares with stitch-and-flip corners. Tilt your head to the side and you’ll see what I mean.

I’m toying with the idea of actually making this one. If it worked out well, it might be suitable for submission to QuiltCon 2020… hmm, I wonder if I could manage to make it before the deadline in early December?!


Sunday sketch #159

I had an idea for a block this week. Two pairs of diagonal strips with angled ends, overlapping in the middle to create an ‘X’ shape. Don’t ask me where the idea came from – I must’ve seen an ‘X’ somewhere and wondered if I could do something with it.

One of the things I love most about quilt designing is the fact that a single block can create a million quilt patterns, just by rotating or colouring it differently. Case in point…

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OK, that’s 4 (well, 2 colourways of 2 designs). I made more, but I just liked these 4 together. They’re all a 6 × 6 layout of the same block, using only 4 colours (I know, I know – black and white aren’t colours). Some use transparency; some don’t.

I actually love the idea of creating a single quilt with all 4 of those designs, with the same colour palette to pull them together. Wouldn’t that be cool?

The best thing about this design might be how basic the actual block is.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #159-block

Given its symmetry and structure, I bet it’s a traditional block that’s been used before – it’s probably even got a name. It’s like a variation on a sawtooth star. Obviously, with different colouring, this block could be used to create completely different designs that don’t look anything like the ones above.

Making these designs into actual quilts would be pretty easy. You’d just need 4 flying geese blocks, 4 half-square triangles, and one square-in-a-square for the centre for each block.