Sunday sketch #105

Taking those long, pointy strips from Sunday sketch #104, I shortened them and crossed them over one another.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #105-1

Look at those lovely big dodecagons floating around the middle of the design, overlapping with one another.

Adding some shading makes those smaller octagons and hexagons pop out from the background too.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #105-2

These designs could be made into quilt patterns using the ‘triangle in a square’ unit, squares and rectangles.

Sunday sketch #104

Playing around with long X’s – which have the same angle as a 2:1 half-rectangle triangle – produced this sketch, which (again!) lends itself to reverse colour play.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #104-1

I often copy sketches – sometimes over and over again – to add shading or modify them slightly. Shading this one shows how the individual units repeat: either white on black, or black on white.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #104-2

This design could be made using ‘triangle in a square’ units, plus long rectangles. You could also paper-piece those X blocks for accuracy.

 

Sunday sketch #103

Following on from last week, another sketch that incorporates a design element and its reverse colourway.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #103-1

Black on white, or white on black? I like the fact that your eye settles on one before realising that the other’s there too.

I took this design a little further, extending those chevron-limbed arms out in both directions.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #103-2

Because of the overall colour placement, the left side of this design seems to be the ‘opposite’ of the right side – but really, they’re both the same, just offset by one row. I just love this effect.

Like last week‘s design, this one could be made using half-rectangle triangles and long vertical sashing, or columns of angled strips. It would work well in solids (of course), but could also be a great way to feature one or two bold prints.