When I was looking at my Great-Grandma's applique and embroidery sampler quilt last month, a ballerina block caught my eye. I'd never noticed that one before, not after years of snuggling under it as a kid, or when Grandma and I pulled it out three years ago so I could take pictures.
Her tutu was so delicate and pretty that I decided I needed a ballerina for my Garden Party Quilt. The ones I'd already stumbled across were children, but then I stumbled across this pattern at Average Jane Crafter. She's perfect. Different from the one on Great-Grandma's quilt, but with all of the details I loved about that one.