Improvising Tradition. The technique is quite simple. Slice a rectangle of a desired color and insert strips of your background fabric. In the book, I teach you how to insert the strips at angles, creating a really unique block that appears to float when set asymmetrically into the background.
photo by Joe HancockThe color scheme of the quilt was inspired by the dusty pastels of Degas' ballerina paintings, which in turn inspired the name. The pink block makes me think of an abstract laced point shoe. You may recognize the design from a similar quilt I made a few years ago called Flashdance. Color makes such a difference in design. The quilt would look completely different with a dark background and monochromatic, neutral slices.
I love the colors in this one! So lovely :)
I love this. And I love the quilt I made using your technique. It hangs in our dining room and every time I sit at the table, I think "I need to do another". One of these days....
This is simply gorgeous! There is a softness to En Pointe that I love. I need to tap in to my softer side once in a while, I think! Congrats on the book, I have it on my list (hopefully very soon)!
I love this quilt and every other project in your book. xxx
I think it maybe the colours that makes this quilt so exceptional, I just love it so much.
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