Saturday, November 14, 2009

Three Billy Goats Gruff

Inspiration shouldn't come from the bathroom when it comes to quilting, but it did. We've been having some bathroom battles with our three year old and we've taken to reading to her while we all wait for her to go.  Her favourite book for this is an edition of Three Billy Goats Gruff that was my Hubby's when he was a kid.  

As soon as I got my package from Victoria I thought of the book.  The colours of the fabric were bright and rich, just like those in the illustrations.  So I took the flowers that are on nearly every page of the book and recreated them with the fabric.  It's all fusible applique with a contrasting outline stitch to echo the notion of illustration.

Now, aren't you glad I didn't say I was inspired by poop?

11 comments:

Jenny said...

these blocks are great! thanks for sharing the inspiration...illustrations are so terrific for inspiration.

Beth said...

Cheryl, we are going through the same thing right now with my boy, but if I would have looked for inspiration in his favorite bathroom book I would have had to applique a potty!

http://www.amazon.com/Big-Boy-Potty-Joanna-Cole/dp/0688170420/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1258246067&sr=8-1

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great flowers and no one will know where your inspiration came from unless you tell them! Cute!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

yep! Very happy..
;-)
cute flowers!

stitchinpenny said...

A good story always makes a quilt or a block better. The flowers are great.

PurplePickle said...

I love them. The look like lollipops.

Sarah said...

They are amazing flowers! Love them very much.

We have Maisy callendar pictures on our toilet wall to encourage our nearly 3 year old to want to sit on the toilet. It seems to be more of a distraction than anything else. Still not produced a single drop!

Claire said...

How pretty! I loved this book when I was little :)

Alexis said...

Cute flowers and great story! Good luck with pottying!

wishes, true and kind said...

LOL! Always love to hear/see what inspires otherS!

Hillary said...

Haha! So cute! I like the design and the inspiration!