Sunday sketch #202

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.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #202-1

I started with the gentler palette then tried some bolder colours.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #202-2

And then tried a bunch of retro colour schemes, too.

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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).

 

Sunday sketch #201

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.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #200-1

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:

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Like the previous designs in this series, these ones could be made into quilts using templates and paper piecing.

Sunday sketch #200

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.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #200

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:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #200-2

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!