Tagged: flying geese

Sunday sketch #138

I’ve been playing with a new shape this week, sketching it over and over again in new orientations. The repetition is meditative!

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #138-1

Like last week’s sketch, I redrew this sketch in Electric Quilt 8, just to play with the colours. For lack of any better ideas, I stuck with two of my favourite colours.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #138-2

This block – does it have a name, that heart-ish, arrow-ish block? – is so versatile, and it would be easy to make. A quarter-square triangle on top of a flying geese unit, or a square and some half-square triangles… there are a few different ways to approach this block, all of them fairly easy.

Next week, I’ll share some related designs using this block.

Sunday sketch #135

I have a whole Pinterest board devoted to quilts with stars. Simple or complicated, solid or scrappy… there are so many ways to make stars (and to make them look good!).

This week’s Sunday sketch is yet another iteration of the past few weeks’ designs, with yet more tweaks. In this case, the link between the previous designs is starting to get a little tenuous… I retained one of the original blocks, but changed the other one to a star. Because who doesn’t love a good star?!

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #135

I also went back to the colours of #133: teals (or are they sea blues?) and that warm yellow. With a bit of transparency thrown in for good measure.

This design could be made into a quilt pattern using flying geese, rectangles, squares, triangle in a square blocks, and a modified kite block. The star blocks could probably be paper-pieced although I haven’t actually thought how, exactly. They are like slightly wonky sawtooth stars, so maybe that would be a way to approach them.

 

Sunday sketch #132

I was watching a TV show the other day, and the characters were sitting in a cafe that had some interesting decor in the background. A quick screenshot and some rough sketches on paper led to a bit of experimentation in Electric Quilt 8 – and this week’s design.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #132

This design is based on only two blocks: one made using strips (rectangles) and squares, and the other using half-square triangles or flying geese units. They’re set on point; if you tilt your head sideways a bit, you might be able to see how they come together.

I created multiple variations of this design by making minor changes to both blocks. I’ll be posting them over the next few weeks, so see if you can spot how I moved from one design to the next!