I’ll probably refine this sketch further, as it actually has a mistake in the bottom right (chevrons pointing right instead of left). Although it may look like a random design, there is (or is supposed to be) an underlying structure! You know I can’t do spontaneity without a plan 🙂
I’ve done very little sketching lately. And when I say ‘very little’, I mean ‘absolutely none’. A combination of work, travel…and work travel hasn’t left me much time for quilt-related stuff. But luckily I’ve got extra sketches from awhile back that I can pull out when I need to!
I tried a few different herringbone-like designs a few weeks ago, and here are another two:
Is it still a herringbone design if the stripes point only in one direction?
These designs could be made by cutting stripes at an angle, or by piecing together each stripe from multiple half-rectangle triangles.
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!)