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You may or may not know that I also love quilting. Many of my Tangled Line Art designs are based on traditional quilt blocks. Quilt Blocks traditionally have a name or, in many cases, the same block may have many names 😉 just to confuse everyone…. No, not really….Quilt blocks, along with their names and variations of their names are passed along from generation to generation. Along the way, names are lost, new names are created for the same block… You get the general idea.
Anyway, I digress. Where I was going with that was that I usually name my completed Tangled Line Art piece with the name of the block that inspired the piece in mind. The quilt block that inspired this piece is called ‘Cross Within A Cross’. I tried several names on for size for my completed piece, with the block name in mind, but couldn’t come up with anything that I was happy with. I caught a brief glimpse of the completed piece out of the corner of my eye a few days ago. It made me think of ‘lines dancing’ – lines do dance, don’t they?:) So, line dance it is?
“Cross Within A Cross” Quilt Block
The original outline for this piece was, quite literally, 6 x ‘Cross Within A Cross’ outlines, drawn side by side in a 2 x 3 grid. One thing that has always fascinated with quilt blocks in general is the interplay of the geometric shapes with each other. In particular, I always look for the secondary patterns that form where the blocks meets each other. This applies both from the point of view of creating a quilt design or creating a Tangled Line Art design.
In ‘Line Dance’, the two central ‘diamond shapes’ are formed when four corners, one corner from each of four blocks, meets.
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