Monday, January 26, 2015

Quilts and Sewing in Children's Books: Part 3

 Today we're going to look at a couple of Clifford books.  Everyone loves Clifford, right?  This may be where I first started noticing quilts in the background of the stories.  You'll see why in a moment.
 The first picture is from Clifford The Small Red Puppy by Norman Bridwell.  Did you know he was a very small puppy before he was a Big Red Dog?
Here he is, in bed with Emily Elizabeth and a Hexagon Quilt!  Now you see why it caught my eye!  These original Clifford books by Bridwell were written in the 1970s and have more detail in the drawings.
These newer books, about Clifford's Puppy Days as seen in The Little Blue Easter Egg by Sarah Fisch, illustrated by Barry Goldberg, have less detail.  This one was printed 2006.

 Here in the background is the hexagon quilt.  It has been given sashing and just blocks of color.  I'm glad its still there, though.

 Speaking of hexagons.  I've been crafty lately.  A few hexagon charms made up.

1 comment:

Mindy said...

The little hexagon charms are adorable. Do you know how you'll use them yet? They're cute!