Back to curves this week. This shape reminds me of pills, but also those tongue depressors (remember those?). It’s got a kinda quirky retro feel that lends itself well to a range of colour palettes.
I started with the gentler palette then tried some bolder colours.
And then tried a bunch of retro colour schemes, too.
This design would scale up or down really easily, either by adding/subtracting blocks or changing their size. It’s all just drunkard’s path units and rectangles (skinny strips and fatter rectangles).
This design is the last one in the series that started with Sunday sketch #199. (I’ve got a bunch more related designs, but I don’t like to stick with one theme for too long!)
This one’s another variation on the layout, with some blocks flipped.
I like the zig-zag effect that results; it carries your eye across the page, back and forth. A bit more flipping (in this case, each other row) brings out secondary diamond shapes:
Like the previous designs in this series, these ones could be made into quilts using templates and paper piecing.
Ta da! I always wondered what big post I’d plan for #200, but now that it’s here, I just want to get on with another sketch*. Shall we?
I mentioned last week that I’d created a bunch of designs from a single block – the double-triangle parallelogram-in-a-rectangle block (for lack of a better name). Well, here’s another one.
This time, the blocks are arranged horizontally instead of vertically, and they use 4 colours instead of just 3. The top left of each block is always dark blue, and the bottom right is always grey; the middles change between yellow and white depending on location – creating diagonal strips of all-white or all-yellow triangles.
And playing around with colour placement can produce a very different design, with fatter diagonal stripes that emerge as secondary shapes:
Like last week, these designs would be easiest to make into quilts using paper piecing.
* Seriously though, thanks for following along with me as I share my design ideas. It’s a huge source of creativity, fun and inspiration for me, and I’m chuffed that others enjoy it too. Here’s to the next 200!