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.
More ribbon-like diagonal strips this week, turning corners and flipping back on themselves.
It’s easy to change the look of this design by flipping the foreground and background strips (which probably would’ve been easier to see if I’d coloured them…).
Or pushing some of the background strips to the foreground.
Like the past two weeks‘ designs, these sketches could be made into quilt patterns using half-square triangles or strips (set on point after creating 4 identical blocks). Lots of opportunity for playing with interesting colours and even transparency.