It occurred to me awhile after sketching this recent series of quilt designs that they’re almost like Celtic knotwork – just more geometric and with fewer crosses (and cross-overs).
So I’ll dedicate these ‘hearts’ to Ireland – a country that was my home for almost 6 years when I was younger (which feels like a lifetime ago!).
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.