Tagged: rectangles

Sunday sketch #57

I’ve mentioned before that I tend to explore a lot of regular, methodical and systematic variations on a theme before branching out into ‘improv’ or disordered versions of the same idea. It’s just how my brain works: I feel more comfortable tackling things in a structured way before exploring the unstructured. It’s almost like I need to establish the rules before I can decide how to break them.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #57

So, more windows this week, but peering into an array of angled lines of varying thickness. As with most of my ‘improv’-like sketches, I didn’t think this one through too much — just started shading from the top left, deciding what worked best in each rectangle depending on its closest neighbours. Taking it one rectangle at a time helps to keep the whole design balanced in terms of the direction of the angles, the thickness of the stripes, and the amount of shading.

All the angles are 45 degrees (there’s only so much disorder I can handle at once!), so the construction would be fairly simple (following the same general procedure as Sunday sketches #54 and #55). This design would work well with multiple fabrics, and with scraps too.


Sunday sketch #56

I’ve been thinking about this recent series of designs as views through a window, but it’s also a bit like looking through latticework to see an object sitting behind.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #56

Just when you thought the translation of a design into a quilt pattern couldn’t get any easier — this one needs only rectangles. No diagonal seams, no triangles. Just rectangles. How easy is that?!



Sunday sketch #55

X marks the spot.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #55

Like last week’s sketch and the one before it, this design uses 2 x 4 rectangles cut through with another fabric. Depending on the fabrics you used, this simple cross could make a big impact.