More skinny strips this week, but straight this time.
Believe it or not, this design is made from a single block in a 4×4 layout. And each block is a 4×4 arrangement of squares that are separated by thin sashing. Depending on how the background and sashing are coloured (or not), different parts come to the foreground or move to the background. Here’s the reverse colourway.
I actually started with black sashing and two colours. I worked through the shapes, colouring as I went, making sure that adjacent shapes never had the same colour. In some places I had to move the sashing or change the shapes to get the desired effect. (Oops, I can see one spot where two white shapes are touching sides.)
The black lines are a bit Mondrian-ish, of course, which is why I changed them up a bit.
This design could be made into a quilt using normal piecing of squares, rectangles and thin strips. And the layout possibilities are endless!
Lots of edges, angles and pointy bits this week. (And acid yellow again!)
Here’s the reverse colourway.
Rotating alternate blocks gives a different look again. Still edgy and pointy, but with some larger chunks of colour to rest your eye on.
And rotating again produces quite a different design again. It’s still the same block (and still in a 5 x 5 layout), but it looks like a smaller shape repeated over and over again.
All these designs could be made into a quilts using squares, rectangles and half-square triangles.
This week’s design feels like a palate cleanser. Like a lemon sorbet between courses. A relatively simple block-based design with a gentle pastel palette!
I actually started with a much simpler design, but decided that it felt a bit too empty. Maybe because of the pastel palette rather than the overall layout?
I like the reverse colourway better. I’ve added sashing to separate the blocks (they look too crowded otherwise). Here there are in just one colour per block, with the dark blue (actually more like purple!) corner pieces helping to tie the blocks together.
That darker colour can be used on other pieces within the block, too.
And here’s an alternating arrangement, which I like too!
And, finally, a super-light palette with only the pastels. Removing that darker colour gives a whole new look to this design.
This is one of those designs where I didn’t put much thought into how it could actually be made into a quilt. I’d probably construct the blocks on point. (And, if you tilt your head 45 degrees, you can get an idea of what a on-point layout might look.) I think the blocks could be made from squares, rectangles, and some half-square triangles.