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Sunday sketch #230

I’m not sure what this week’s Sunday sketch reminds me of… those beaded curtains that were popular a few decades ago, maybe? Or a chandelier with hanging gems of different shapes and sizes? I’m getting a macramé vibe, or maybe it’s mid-century modern. I dunno. It’s feeling retro for some reason, anyway. Maybe it’s just the colours?

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #230-1

Adding the half-blocks to the top and bottom rows fills the design out a little.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #230-2 Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #230-3

And those inner diamond shapes can be coloured differently too. This version reminds me of baby chicks opening their beaks wiiiiiide for a food delivery!

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #230-4

Or the blocks can be coloured differently top and bottom.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #230-5

This design combines curves and angles, so would probably be best done with templates.

Sunday sketch #227

I’ve coloured the first version of this week’s Sunday sketch in a similar way to the last version of Sunday sketch #226 – to emphasise the jigsaw-like effect!

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #227-1

The blocks are back in a normal layout – that is, not on point. Last week, I put other shapes behind the ‘wifi-like’ continuous lines… this week, I’ve used concentric circles that fit into the spaces of the wifi shapes. Maybe it’s too busy? I dunno… I still kinda like it.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #227-2

It’s also possible to just alternate the white and red circles so they don’t interrupt each other. This ‘lightens’ the overall effect, I think.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #227-3

These Sunday sketches could be made into quilts using templates and careful piecing!


Sunday sketch #226

So, remember last week’s block? (Wi-fi gone wild? 🙂 ) This week’s block is a slightly simpler version (fewer concentric circles), arranged on point, and connected to adjacent blocks in a single continuous line.

Which presents some weird and wonderful opportunities for colour play…

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #226-1

I love this bright green! Here’s the reverse colourway.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #226-2

The dark lines just call for a circular shape in the background. I actually started with full circles before playing with the three-quarter circles in the two designs above.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #226-3

Maybe that one’s a bit too busy. Plain circles work too. (I pretty much think anything in this colour works though.)

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #226-4  Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #226-5

If you ignore the background circles and just focus on the dark lines, you can see that they create repetitive, interlocking jigsaw-like pieces (2 whole pieces, 4 half-pieces, and 2 quarter-pieces). Colouring the pieces in an alternating colourway reveals what I mean…

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #226-6

And a reverse colourway:

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #226-7

I think these last 2 designs look like a completely different quilt than the first set of designs. Isn’t it amazing how colour (fabric) placement makes such a huge difference?

Like last week’s designs, this week’s Sunday sketch could be made into a quilt most easily using curved templates.