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?
Adding the half-blocks to the top and bottom rows fills the design out a little.
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!
Or the blocks can be coloured differently top and bottom.
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!
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.
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.
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…
I love this bright green! Here’s the reverse colourway.
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.
Maybe that one’s a bit too busy. Plain circles work too. (I pretty much think anything in this colour works though.)
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…
And a reverse colourway:
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.