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