Tagged: transparency

Sunday sketch #76

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).

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #76

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!).

 

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Sunday sketch #75

More ribbon-like diagonal strips this week, turning corners and flipping back on themselves.

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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…).

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #75-2

Or pushing some of the background strips to the foreground.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #75-1

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.

 

Sunday sketch #29

More on the theme of overlapping octagons.

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The colour combinations with designs like these are almost endless, and provide the perfect opportunity for creating transparency effects.

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Even the simpler, more regular patterns create lots of interesting little secondary shapes. Squares within squares within squares.

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As with my previous octagon-based designs, these ones could be made using mostly squares, half-square triangles and quarter-square triangles. Setting on-point might be easier, as it would require mostly squares, quarter-square triangles and rectangles.