Last week I mentioned that I’d created a few variations on the same design. Here’s one of them:
Actually, this design came first; I decided to remove those dark triangles, which is how I created Sunday sketch #98. The original shape was that ‘A’ frame – turn your head sideways and you’ll see it. Each column is just that shape repeated, facing left or right. Put them together, and you get those interesting secondary shapes that almost obscure the primary shape.
Turn the whole design 90 degrees, and it looks different again:
Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like the vertical zig-zags become much more prominent, and the movement in the whole designs changes a little bit. What do you think?
I’ve been purposefully avoiding EQ8 lately, to force myself to get back into hand-drawn sketching. Sketching with a pad and pen is probably a bit slower than working on the computer, but I feel like the resulting designs are a higher quality. It’s easy to churn out lots of designs in EQ8, but they’re not all worth sharing 🙂
This week’s design is just a single shape, repeated (along with its mirror image) in columns.
This could easily be made using half-square triangles and quarter-square triangles.
I played around with this design some more (which I find so much easier to do when hand-sketching than computer-sketching), and created a few more versions that I really like. Keep an eye out next week for one or two more iterations.
I got two lovely surprises today – not only is my latest quilt pattern in the current issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting, but it’s also on the cover!
I wasn’t expecting to see Raspberry Crush until issue 61, but schedules get updated, things get shuffled around, and I get to see my quilt all styled and pretty a month early. Yay!
I also wasn’t expecting the name, as I’d submitted the quilt under the title of ‘Heartbreaker’! This quilt was based on a hand-drawn sketch, but for some reason (which escapes me now), I never posted it online as a Sunday sketch. I tried using PowerPoint and even Excel to mock up a coloured version, but it wasn’t until I bought EQ8 that I managed to do it justice.
Can you see why I called this pattern ‘Heartbreaker’? Tilt your head to the right a bit, and you can see that each group of 3 half-square triangles makes a heart shape.
I made the quilt using all Kona cotton solids on the front, and ‘XOXO’ from Margaret Berg’s ‘Love’ collection (another Robert Kaufman fabric) on the back. It’s all HSTs, so my BlocLoc HST rulers came in very handy!
If you want to check out my Raspberry Crush quilt pattern, Issue 60 of Love Patchwork & Quilting is on sale now.