Tagged: half-square triangles

Sunday sketch #267

I’m in a very triangle-y mood lately.

This is a single block that’s repeated, rotated and flipped. The block has two half-square triangles (of the same size) and two half-rectangle triangles (one big, one small). My only rule when arranging the blocks was that a tip of a triangle in one block had to touch the tip of a triangle in the adjacent blocks. Well, there was maybe one more rule: I tried to avoid adjacent blocks being in the same orientation, although I can see a few in there.

I actually started with the reverse colourway, but the white background felt a bit too stark for me.

The blocks can also be arranged a bit more regularly/orderly – although not all the layouts are nice to look at. I quite like this one though, with the central stars.

This design could be made into a quilt pattern using half-square triangles and half-rectangle triangles, and some oddly shaped rectangles of background fabric. There are no partial seams necessary though, so once all the individual units were made, the blocks would come together pretty quickly.


Sunday sketch #266

Lots of edges, angles and pointy bits this week. (And acid yellow again!)

Here’s the reverse colourway.

Rotating alternate blocks gives a different look again. Still edgy and pointy, but with some larger chunks of colour to rest your eye on.

And rotating again produces quite a different design again. It’s still the same block (and still in a 5 x 5 layout), but it looks like a smaller shape repeated over and over again.

All these designs could be made into a quilts using squares, rectangles and half-square triangles.



Sunday sketch #264

This week’s design feels like a palate cleanser. Like a lemon sorbet between courses. A relatively simple block-based design with a gentle pastel palette!

I actually started with a much simpler design, but decided that it felt a bit too empty. Maybe because of the pastel palette rather than the overall layout?

I like the reverse colourway better. I’ve added sashing to separate the blocks (they look too crowded otherwise). Here there are in just one colour per block, with the dark blue (actually more like purple!) corner pieces helping to tie the blocks together.

That darker colour can be used on other pieces within the block, too.

And here’s an alternating arrangement, which I like too!

And, finally, a super-light palette with only the pastels. Removing that darker colour gives a whole new look to this design.

This is one of those designs where I didn’t put much thought into how it could actually be made into a quilt. I’d probably construct the blocks on point. (And, if you tilt your head 45 degrees, you can get an idea of what a on-point layout might look.) I think the blocks could be made from squares, rectangles, and some half-square triangles.