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Dance Costumes

October 11, 2010

A customer has asked me to design a quilt using her daughter’s dance costumes from 15 years of dance lessons. I have on the design wall a small sampling of the variety of costumes in the collection.

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Initially, I have decided to work with blocks using 4” multiples; for example, 4”x 4”, 4”x 8”, 8”x 12” and so forth. I made up some poster board frames so that I see what sizes work with the different costumes.

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Fleshing out all of the blocks to a 12” x 12” size with black fabric gives me something like this, with a final size of 50” by 62”.

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The black seems to work with the variety of fabrics and pulls them all together.

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2 comments

  1. It’s really going to be fantastic!


  2. Very modern!



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