Ice Dance Foundation Block using EQ8
My all-time favorite Olympic sport is Ice Dancing. I love the intricacies of the step sequences and how in sync the partners must be at all times. I was mesmerized to see Zachary Donohue and Madison Hubbell perform in the rhythm dance portion of the team event. And then Madison Chock and Evan Bates in the free dance.
I took up figure skating in my mid-40s and am a member of a social ice dance club -- so I can appreciate how hard this sport is. Even the patterned dances I am working on are a challenge to stay on time and in sync with a partner. Full disclosure -- there are no twizzles, lifts or throws in social ice dance. But there are a lot of three turns and mohawks.
I drafted two figure skating blocks using Electric Quilt 8. The first is an ice dance couple. And then, I found that by eliminating the guy, I was able to create a female figure skater block as well.
Feel free to trace my blocks to create your own figure skating foundation patterns.
My video tutorial will share with you how to draft the ice dance block. You will note that the biggest challenge in creating your own foundations is figuring out efficient sectioning. My blocks frequently go through a fair number of iterations, until I find something I am satisfied with.
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