I thought I was done with ribbon shapes for awhile, but they seem to have cropped up again. This design is a bit like Sunday sketch #74 – lines emanating from the corners of a square to focus on the centre – but with alternating colours.
I started this sketch after thinking about half-square triangles, but sometimes I wonder if it would be easier to translate designs like this one into quilt patterns by creating long strips of alternating colours (dark red and light red, or light red and white), then sub-cutting them at a 45° angle to get strips of those elongated diamond shapes.
It occurred to me awhile after sketching this recent series of quilt designs that they’re almost like Celtic knotwork – just more geometric and with fewer crosses (and cross-overs).
So I’ll dedicate these ‘hearts’ to Ireland – a country that was my home for almost 6 years when I was younger (which feels like a lifetime ago!).
I’m really excited to introduce my latest quilt pattern, Loophole, which is in issue 55 of Love Patchwork & Quilting.
This quilt pattern is based on Sunday sketch #36, and I used a bunch of coordinating blue fabrics from several Art Gallery Fabrics ranges to make a scrappy version. I’d never used Art Gallery Fabrics before, but I definitely will again – they were so soft and had a lovely drape.
Love Patchwork & Quilting always features such great styling and photography, and I’m thrilled to see how good they made my quilt look. And… I’m even more thrilled to see the sneak peak of Loophole on the cover!!
Issue 55 goes on sale in the UK on 6 December.