Tagged: parallelogram

Sunday sketch #32

Back when I was playing with parallelograms, I tried expanding on the design by making wedges.

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I don’t think I’m done exploring this idea; it’s not quite there yet. (This sketch just reminds me of that 1990s self-help book, Who Moved My Cheese?)

 

Sunday sketch #24

In this party season, a little storm of confetti (or maybe snow, for those in the northern hemisphere)…

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Each parallelogram is in a 3 x 2 unit, which is offset from the next unit by a 2 x 1 rectangle. The parallelograms could be constructed by flanking a 3 x 2 rectangle with two 3 x 1 triangles (paper-piecing for accuracy, perhaps). Or, pair two 3:1 half-rectangle triangles back to back, which introduces new colour/fabric possibilities to the design:

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The good news is, Bloc Loc makes a 3:1 half-rectangle triangle ruler – in two sizes!

 

(Not an affiliate link… I just love the precision that Bloc Locs enable!)

 

Sunday sketch #17

You know how much I like repetitive patterns using a single shape. I like to see the diversity that can arise from rearranging the size and direction of one element. This week, the parallelogram.

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Lots of interesting secondary shapes arise in such overlapping designs. Triangles, hexagons, more parallelograms.

I’ll keep playing with this idea. I think the top left corner is a little too busy. And I think translating this design into fabric would be a logistical nightmare.