Tagged: drunkard’s path

Sunday sketch #164

The drunkard’s path shape (single or double) is now something I’m comfortable sewing – so I feel like my brain is more open to the possibility of creating designs with it. Unfortunately I still can’t draw a decent curve, so I use EQ8 to design curve-based quilts. I can’t always translate what’s in my brain to the screen, but playing around with the software can still produce some fun(ny) ideas.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #151

The colour and the optical illusion just feel really 80s to me, although I can’t put my finger on exactly why… it reminds me of something, but I’m not sure what.

You can probably see from the hints of red along the bottom and right-hand side of this image that the design started out a bit bigger, but I cropped it. I’ll often create something in EQ8 and then decide that I like a smaller version. It might mean that a block is cut off (and that the actual construction of the quilt might take a little more effort), but I usually think about design first, construction second.

This design could be made into a quilt using a ton of drunkard’s path blocks and squares of background colour. Not technically difficult, but very repetitive!

Sunday sketch #161

A quick and simple curvy design.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #161

You could colour this in different ways to make it look quite different. The blues make it feel quite water-y to me, a bit oceanic.

This would be easy to make into an actual quilt: it’s just drunkard’s path blocks and rectangles. Grouped into threes to make a block, then repeated in a 4 x 4 layout.

Sunday sketch #131

I’ve been trying to be more imaginative with curve designs lately, but it be difficult. I think my designs often follow my own sewing abilities (in other words, ‘could I make this?’), and I’m not very experienced when it comes to sewing curves. But sometimes basic designs can be just as effective as more complicated ones. This design, I could definitely make:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #131-1

I love incorporating the same shape in multiple ways in a single design. In this case, all the Xs (the whites in the foreground and the reds in the background) are the same size; it’s the colouring that sets them apart.

There are plenty of possibilities with this pattern. Just removing some of the foreground circles opens it up a bit:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #131-4

Those background Xs, in red, can become a sort of supporting trellis for the circles if they’re connected:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #131-2

But the trellis can be broken up a bit by removing some of the connecting parts:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #131-3

And different colours can give the design an entirely different feel. How about a Nordic cross-stitch vibe:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #131-5

Or maybe a candy shop colourway?

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #131-6

The quilt design could be made into a pattern using (slightly amended) drunkard’s path units and strips or rectangles. A template would probably be easiest for the curves.