I was watching a TV show the other day, and the characters were sitting in a cafe that had some interesting decor in the background. A quick screenshot and some rough sketches on paper led to a bit of experimentation in Electric Quilt 8 – and this week’s design.
This design is based on only two blocks: one made using strips (rectangles) and squares, and the other using half-square triangles or flying geese units. They’re set on point; if you tilt your head sideways a bit, you might be able to see how they come together.
I created multiple variations of this design by making minor changes to both blocks. I’ll be posting them over the next few weeks, so see if you can spot how I moved from one design to the next!
Back to EQ8 this week. You know I love a repetitive, block-based pattern!
This design is just squares and half-rectangle triangles. The HRTs are 3:1 – three times as long as they are wide. If I were to make these, I’d use a Bloc-Loc ruler or maybe even design a paper-piecing template to create the whole block. I like my points to be super-precise!
I’ve played with this design a lot in EQ8, and coloured it in a million ways – many of which look like completely different designs. I’ll show some on Instagram during the week.
I’m really tempted to make this design into a quilt – I just love it! And it’s probably time I tackled 3:1 HRTs.
Like last week’s sketch, this week’s design combines horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines, stretching from one side of the page to the other.
The shapes are exactly the same as last week, just pointing in alternate directions. And I’ve tweaked the colours in Preview on the Mac, because I’m too cheap (and lazy!) to use Photoshop or Illustrator 🙂
This design could be made into a pattern using squares, triangles and rectangles. Lots of overlapping shapes present plenty of opportunities for colour play and transparency, too!