Tagged: curves

Sunday sketch #203

I’ve been working on a magazine quilt that uses thick lines to delineate a shape, and it got me thinking about how else I could use similar lines. I’ve also been inspired by Steph Skardal‘s progress on lots of nested-curve foundation paper-piecing. I’ve had an idea in my head for awhile that involves curves and stripes, but for some reason I could never get it quite right. Finally the stars aligned and I managed to download what was in my head into EQ8 and onto the page.

This week’s design is just a simple block on repeat. There are a million and one ways to arrange this block, but I quite liked this one!

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As much as I love two-colour designs, it’s still fun to try a multicolour palette. As usual, I love the combination of a fiery red and a hot pink, along with bold black lines.

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I love how the horizontal lines draw your eye across this design too. Lots of movement!

And the reverse colour way, with a black background and white foreground, is also striking (although perhaps not as much).

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This design would be a great one for trying out Steph’s foundation paper piecing technique. Otherwise, I think you’d need templates to get the required precision. Not necessarily a quick design, but fairly straightforward!

Sunday sketch #191

Sometimes I get a quirky idea and just run with it.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #191

This design started out as a mix of about 3 different blocks, until I realised that I could achieve the same result using a single block just coloured in different ways. Four concentric circles, with straight lines running horizontally and vertically through them to the edges of the block.

I set myself some other rules – I didn’t let the lines branch off from a single point, for example – but otherwise this was a fairly quick design.

As usual, I tried the reverse colourway. Actually, I think I like this one more. It’s harder to see the white border against the white of this webpage, but trust me, it’s there 🙂

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This design could be made into a quilt using curves – lots of curves! And a few templates to keep things under control. I’d probably divide each block into quarters, rather than try to piece full or half circles.

 

 

Sunday sketch #179

This week’s design is derived from an image that I posted to Instagram almost 3 years ago (I have to link to the post, because I’ve long since lost the image itself). It was a picture of a decorative metal grille that I’d seen on the wall of a restaurant on Melbourne’s Southbank – I walked past it and couldn’t stop thinking about it, so went back the next day to find it and take a photo.

At the time, I had no idea how to translate the design into a quilt pattern. I wasn’t sewing curves then, and I certainly wasn’t designing with them – but I saw this quilt-like pattern and snapped a pic for future reference.

Well, the day finally came when I could figure it out! I was recently scrolling through my Instagram feed, saw this picture again, and realised I now have the skills to recreate it pretty easily in EQ8.

I started off with a simpler version…

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…in a few different colour variations.

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Then I moved to the more complex version…

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… in the same colour combinations (seriously, I love white, black and yellow together! and how cute do the different versions look right next to each other?).

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I don’t know if I’ll ever make this design into a quilt, but I like the fact that my skills have developed to the point where I could figure out how to make it. Probably because it’s not unlike Sunday sketch #177, which also features those leaf shapes and overlapping, round-cornered squares.

This design could be made into a quilt pattern using strips/rectangles and curves. You’d need to use templates for the curves, and possibly paper-piece the rest for accuracy. The bold black lines are an integral part of the design; I guess you could appliqué bias strips over a pieced top, but I’d probably opt for piecing the strips as well.