I’ve been revisiting old themes lately, as I haven’t had much time to sketch amid various other commitments. These things happen. I don’t stress about it… I just make sure when I do have time to sketch, I do as much as I can so I have some spare designs to show, just in case.
This is a design from the ‘windows on the world’ series that I posted a few months ago (sketches #53, #54, #55, #56, #57 and #58). I’ll keep coming back to this idea, because I just love the versatility of such a simple design.
I think to make this one, I’d work out a way of adding half-rectangle triangles directly to the 2×4 rectangles. Or maybe paper-piece them for accuracy.*
*having said that, I just tried foundation paper piecing for the first time yesterday. It took me the better part of 5 hours to make a simple 12″ block! And I still haven’t removed all the paper. I love the idea of FPP in theory, but I’m not sure I love the reality as much as I thought…
I went through a bit of a diamond phase a few months back, and every so often I dip back into diamonds to keep exploring this new shape (well, new to me).
I’ll probably refine this sketch further, as it actually has a mistake in the bottom right (chevrons pointing right instead of left). Although it may look like a random design, there is (or is supposed to be) an underlying structure! You know I can’t do spontaneity without a plan 🙂
I’ve done very little sketching lately. And when I say ‘very little’, I mean ‘absolutely none’. A combination of work, travel…and work travel hasn’t left me much time for quilt-related stuff. But luckily I’ve got extra sketches from awhile back that I can pull out when I need to!
I tried a few different herringbone-like designs a few weeks ago, and here are another two:
Is it still a herringbone design if the stripes point only in one direction?
These designs could be made by cutting stripes at an angle, or by piecing together each stripe from multiple half-rectangle triangles.