As a kid, I loved Little Golden Books. So I was tickled when I saw fabric based on them. I snatched it up because I knew it wouldn’t be around long. Twice. Then I didn’t see it again. I can’t imagine it didn’t sell. Maybe Quilting Treasures stopped after two? Anyway, I got Pokey Little Puppy (made up rather quickly, a very long time ago–here) and The Shaggy, Baggy Elephant (has been in waiting).
Its day has come–a shower for my great-niece. (It’s okay, she doesn’t read my blog.)
I’ll have to trim the blocks. They were made to be a book, so not precise squares. Hence, when I cut 1/2 inch beyond the white, the “squares” came out crooked. So I’ll make it so that no brown edge shows. Might look better than edging anyway. (Looks like that is what I did the first time too.)
I started out thinking blue or green sashing, but noticed the peach in most of the “pages.” I rather liked it and then thought to the cornerstones. Again I started out thinking green, but it got too bright against the peach. So I went to a warm brown (that I will use for binding too).
Ah, but there in the pile of batiks to be put away was this brown with green splotches.
I thought it might draw too much attention to itself, but it doesn’t seem to. So I’ll use it.
I’ll make a narrow border of the binding brown then use this print for final borders.
It almost looks like the intent had been to make all those stories. Or maybe they did, and I found the fabric only near the end of the series. I think this piece was in with a batch of fabric someone gave me. The quilt back will be from companion fabric I bought that is more like the inner cover of the books.
ETA: The date on each of the three selvages is 2009.
A couple intense sewing days are in my future. Deadlines do help progress.
Linking with the Clever Chamelion’s color linky party.