I’ve coloured the first version of this week’s Sunday sketch in a similar way to the last version of Sunday sketch #226 – to emphasise the jigsaw-like effect!
The blocks are back in a normal layout – that is, not on point. Last week, I put other shapes behind the ‘wifi-like’ continuous lines… this week, I’ve used concentric circles that fit into the spaces of the wifi shapes. Maybe it’s too busy? I dunno… I still kinda like it.
It’s also possible to just alternate the white and red circles so they don’t interrupt each other. This ‘lightens’ the overall effect, I think.
These Sunday sketches could be made into quilts using templates and careful piecing!
So, remember last week’s block? (Wi-fi gone wild? 🙂 ) This week’s block is a slightly simpler version (fewer concentric circles), arranged on point, and connected to adjacent blocks in a single continuous line.
Which presents some weird and wonderful opportunities for colour play…
I love this bright green! Here’s the reverse colourway.
The dark lines just call for a circular shape in the background. I actually started with full circles before playing with the three-quarter circles in the two designs above.
Maybe that one’s a bit too busy. Plain circles work too. (I pretty much think anything in this colour works though.)
If you ignore the background circles and just focus on the dark lines, you can see that they create repetitive, interlocking jigsaw-like pieces (2 whole pieces, 4 half-pieces, and 2 quarter-pieces). Colouring the pieces in an alternating colourway reveals what I mean…
And a reverse colourway:
I think these last 2 designs look like a completely different quilt than the first set of designs. Isn’t it amazing how colour (fabric) placement makes such a huge difference?
Like last week’s designs, this week’s Sunday sketch could be made into a quilt most easily using curved templates.
More curves this week. I used a similar block design in Sunday sketches #203 and #204 – a drunkard’s path-like block of concentric circles. Anyway, this time I rotated the blocks randomly. And connected them to each other, or to themselves, so that the lines continue around the design. Sometimes they create enclosed shapes, other times they double back on themselves or reach dead ends.
I like the movement in designs like this. Even though it’s not a regular, repetitive design, it still adheres to several (self-imposed) rules. So, controlled chaos. The best kind! 🙂
And, of course, there’s always the inverse colourway.
This design would probably need to be made with templates and/or paper piecing, for accuracy. I’m not a big fan of foundation paper piecing – I want to love it, but it causes me no end of grief to (a) sew and (b) write patterns for. (When I lived in Ireland, I once heard someone describe Guinness as “an acquired taste that I have yet to acquire” haha – that’s foundation paper piecing for me.)
Anyway. I still love the look of this design!