Tagged: strips

Sunday sketch #141

A really simple design this week – inspired by a t-shirt that I spotted in a random TV show this week. Ideas can come from anywhere!

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #141

 

I’ve only just realised this is another chevron design. I seem to have a thing for them lately!

This is a simple 4 x 4 arrangement of a single block, just rotated 90, 180 or 270 degrees. I put a frame around this image here, just so it wasn’t floating on the page. But I like the idea of a quilt design without a coloured border or binding, so these thin strips are the focus.

I’d probably paper-piece these blocks for precision, although I know some people are very good at piecing thin strips the normal way! 😉

 

 

Sunday sketch #139

I’ve been playing around with the same shape from Sunday sketch #138 – that origami-like chevron – in a few different designs. I like how it nests together in interesting ways.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #139

I couldn’t figure out how to recreate this design in Electric Quilt 8 (at least, not easily), so you’ll just have to use your imagination with the hand-drawn sketch instead.

Because the chevron units are offset in this design, it might be easier to translate into a quilt pattern using a slightly different construction technique. Instead of quarter-square triangles and flying geese, it would make more sense to build the units using squares and half-square triangles, and arrange them on point. You’d also need some strips and rectangles to fill out each larger block. It’s awkward, but doable.

 

Sunday sketch #131

I’ve been trying to be more imaginative with curve designs lately, but it be difficult. I think my designs often follow my own sewing abilities (in other words, ‘could I make this?’), and I’m not very experienced when it comes to sewing curves. But sometimes basic designs can be just as effective as more complicated ones. This design, I could definitely make:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #131-1

I love incorporating the same shape in multiple ways in a single design. In this case, all the Xs (the whites in the foreground and the reds in the background) are the same size; it’s the colouring that sets them apart.

There are plenty of possibilities with this pattern. Just removing some of the foreground circles opens it up a bit:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #131-4

Those background Xs, in red, can become a sort of supporting trellis for the circles if they’re connected:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #131-2

But the trellis can be broken up a bit by removing some of the connecting parts:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #131-3

And different colours can give the design an entirely different feel. How about a Nordic cross-stitch vibe:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #131-5

Or maybe a candy shop colourway?

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #131-6

The quilt design could be made into a pattern using (slightly amended) drunkard’s path units and strips or rectangles. A template would probably be easiest for the curves.