This sketch has been hanging around for ages. The photo is from November last year, so the sketch is at least that old, but probably a little older. It’s one of my favourites – possibly even my most favourite sketch of all time, ever (for now).
I held off on sharing the sketch because I wanted to make it into an actual quilt, or at least colour it in a way that would show you how I envision making it*…. but neither of those things is going to happen anytime soon. So here it is.
This would be such an easy quilt to make: all you need are strips. Each ‘pillar’ (for lack of a better description) comprises 2 columns. To make each column, join the long strips together with diagonal seams (like you do with binding), alternating the direction of the join to get the angles pointing the right way. The ‘notches’ in the columns just need to be the same fabric as the background. If I could decide on the right colours**, I’d make this in a heartbeat!
(* One of these days I will write a blog post on my difficulties using colour….)
(** If anyone has any good tutorials or advice on getting better at using colour, I’m all ears!)
More stars and stripes this week, still using Excel.
I like the balance between the two shades of each colour – almost as if you’re seeing the (saturated) front and (faded) back of a strip of fabric. I love the amount of negative space around the stars, and the white squares (on point) that emerge as a result. And those Devo hat-like triangular stacks – you almost don’t see the stars for the stripes.
Set the same design on point for a different effect:
Almost like a modern plaid of sorts.
I love the simplicity and colours in this Stars & 4-Patches quilt from Lisa Calle’s Vintage Modern Quilts site. (This is 1 of 21 quilts she made in 2013!!!) I might have to put this one on my list — at least it would get me some experience with triangles.
(Is Texas the quilt capital of the world…? So many good shops and blogs seem to be there….)