Design Wall Monday – on Tuesday

What I have been working on lately could qualify for Throwback Thursday.  I started working on these in 2012 and then put them away from a while. I just picked them back up and got the facing done on 9 quilts over the weekend.

Many years ago, my sister wrote a children’s book. I love the story and spent years thinking, “My mom (who is a painter) should really illustrate that for her.”  It wasn’t until I had my daughter and started reading a lot of children’s books myself that it finally dawned on me that I could do the illustrations as quilts. I got started on it and here are the first two spreads.

The main character buys a fixer upper house. The kitchen contains little more than the dog bowl.

The main character buys a fixer upper house. The kitchen contains little more than the dog bowl.

Rio, the dog, considers the stone fireplace to be one of the house's best features.

Rio, the dog, considers the stone fireplace to be one of the house’s best features.

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