Tagged: half-square triangles

Sunday sketch #76

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).

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #76

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!).



Sunday sketch #75

More ribbon-like diagonal strips this week, turning corners and flipping back on themselves.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #75-3

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…).

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #75-2

Or pushing some of the background strips to the foreground.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #75-1

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.


Sunday sketch #74

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.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #74

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.