The design for Square Dance came about while playing around with the four patch and nine patch parts for Square Root.
I saw that I could piece the design I wanted for this quilt more easily by piecing ninepatch and ninepatch variation blocks.
I carefully chose a selection of pale or light fabrics that contrasted with the dark cerise I wanted for the background. I love the little surprised found in some of these fabrics, like this little goldfish.
When you save all your scraps it is easier to have enough variety to make a quilt like this.
The design for this quilt is fairly simple but it is still one of my favorites.
Sometimes an unexpected fabric choice for a background or "neutral" is all it takes to make a simple design sing.
Finished size: 44'' by 55''
The pattern and directions for Square Dance can be found in chapter two of my book.
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