It's time to meet another one of the quilts from Vintage Quilt Revival. Today let's check out my Dancing Squares quilt.
Modern quilts often use huge expanses of negative space (a look I personally love!). But that's not the only way to use negative space. This quilt is a great example of how to use small bits of negative space to bring a whole new twist to a classic block design.
It may not look like it, but Dancing Squares is entirely made up of a single traditional block—Rolling Squares, which is a variation on a Rolling Stones block. In every alternating block, I just dropped out the color in strategic places to change the way the blocks interact with each other. It's a different approach to negative space than just adding large stretches of it to an asymmetrical design. But it's a fun approach that can get you some really interesting results!
Shipping update: Amazon still isn't shipping (I cannot imagine why), but you can easily get the book at Barnes and Noble and Walmart. It's also available in my shop, as well as Katie's and Faith's. If you're in a hurry or need the book by Christmas, I suggest any of those outlets over Amazon!