Tagged: rectangles

Sunday sketch #105

Taking those long, pointy strips from Sunday sketch #104, I shortened them and crossed them over one another.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #105-1

Look at those lovely big dodecagons floating around the middle of the design, overlapping with one another.

Adding some shading makes those smaller octagons and hexagons pop out from the background too.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #105-2

These designs could be made into quilt patterns using the ‘triangle in a square’ unit, squares and rectangles.

Sunday sketch #104

Playing around with long X’s – which have the same angle as a 2:1 half-rectangle triangle – produced this sketch, which (again!) lends itself to reverse colour play.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #104-1

I often copy sketches – sometimes over and over again – to add shading or modify them slightly. Shading this one shows how the individual units repeat: either white on black, or black on white.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #104-2

This design could be made using ‘triangle in a square’ units, plus long rectangles. You could also paper-piece those X blocks for accuracy.

 

Sunday sketch #100

Can you believe I’ve made it to 100 Sunday sketches?! Almost two years of consistently posting a new quilt design, week after week… wow. Thanks for following along!

A few weeks ago, Sunday sketch #95 featured big stars enclosing the traditional sawtooth star quilt block. I like the idea of creating a traditional block almost inadvertently through the placement of other pieces in a quilt design. So I pursued that direction for awhile, and came up with this week’s criss-cross design.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #100-1

Overlaid crosses create the sawtooth star in the middle of each block. There are lots of ways to colour this design to emphasise different parts.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #100-2

This design would be fairly easy to translate into a quilt pattern using squares, rectangles and triangles.