More ribbon-like diagonal strips this week, turning corners and flipping back on themselves.
It’s easy to change the look of this design by flipping the foreground and background strips (which probably would’ve been easier to see if I’d coloured them…).
Or pushing some of the background strips to the foreground.
Like the past two weeks‘ designs, these sketches could be made into quilt patterns using half-square triangles or strips (set on point after creating 4 identical blocks). Lots of opportunity for playing with interesting colours and even transparency.
Last week’s design of ribbon-like strips pivoting at right angles has sparked some new ideas for me. I managed to sketch a slew of new designs this week, all following a similar theme.
This makes me feel like I’m in the middle of a big city, looking up at huge skyscrapers!
This design could be made into a quilt pattern using half-square triangles, or mostly strips (with 4 blocks positioned on point).
Of course, there’s lots of potential for colour play with the foreground and background strips, and even with transparency where the strips overlap.
I’m really stuck on triangles at the moment. When sketching for this week’s post, triangles soon morphed into diagonal lines…which created stripes… which presented the opportunity to mix direction and shading to produce some interesting movement.
There’s some real potential for striking colour play here too, but of course it’ll take me a while to explore that 🙂
This sketch is a little like Sunday sketch #34, which I designed using Excel. They both feature diagonal, crossed stripes, but #34 had blunt ends whereas these are angled. I’ve also mixed these blocks up rather than arranging them in a sawtooth star configuration.
This design could be made into a quilt pattern using half-square and quarter-square triangles, but I’ll probably use a foundation paper-piecing template instead. I’m not convinced that I’d achieve the required precision using normal piecing. I’ve also struggled to sew strips perfectly straight with regular piecing; I always seem to end up with a slight curve.