Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dorothy, Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?

Animals are such agreeable friends — they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. –George Eliot

Dorothy is Elmo's pet goldfish and friend. She's six years old {in goldfish years}, is inquisitive and has a great imagination.

Don't look too closely. I've been working Grace too hard. I'll be sending her off for a week at the spa soon to have her tension problems all worked out.

You may or may not have noticed that my quilt layout has changed ever so slightly since I decided to add more blocks. Like the subjects of the portraits in Hogwarts castle, the characters have moved to different spots. Before I even posted the first block in the quilt, I'd e-mailed Michelle {the pattern designer} to ask her if she had a Mr. Snuffleupagus pattern. She e-mailed back telling me she had Snuffy ready to go, as well as several others that had not yet been posted at Fandom in Stitches. She also mentioned plans for some of the side-kick characters, like Oscar's pet worm Slimey and Elmo's goldfish Dorothy. The thought of putting them in the corners of the border passed through my mind, but at the time I was racing to a deadline to finish the quilt in time for the quilt shows.

When several new patterns were released at the end of May and I decided to make a bigger quilt, which mean absolutely no chance of finishing in time for quilt shows this year, I asked Michelle to send me everything she had ready for testing, which included Slimey and Dorothy. Slimey was so adorable I couldn't not make him. I thought about putting him on the back of the quilt with the label, but he was just too cute to go on the back of the quilt. So I revisited the idea of putting the side-kicks in the corners. I verified with Michelle which other side-kicks were in the works, moved the corresponding character to the corners of the quilt and voilà, another change to the plan. What can I say? It's my quilt and I can change it if I want to.

Pattern by Michelle Thompson
Piece Count: 51
Block Size: 4"
Moda Marbles: California Orange, Flag Red, Aqua, Wheat
Kona Cotton: Snow & Black


Paulette said...

So cute! I am really enjoying seeing these little corner blocks. They add an extra something special to what is already a very special quilt.

Shay said...

Another gorgeous block E. What is your plan for this quilt when its finished?

Jill said...

So does that mean you are doing Little Bird and the Tweedle Bugs for the other corners?
Super Cute!

Angie said...

Good Stuff!