Wednesday, June 23, 2021

It Is My Day For "Fairy Tales" Blog Hop

I love a good fairy tale and feel like one is never too old to enjoy stories like Cinderella, Snow White, and Little Red Riding Hood. Thanks to Joan from Moosestash Quilting for this great idea for a blog hop...Fairy Tales!

Vintage art is my kind of thing and I totally love this one, which I chose to reproduce in fabric. This has been a really fun project to work on!

Once Upon A Time


"Once Upon a Time", a poster by illustrator Kenneth Whitley, shows Little Red Riding Hood and a wolf. The poster was produced by the WPA Federal Art Project and published circa 1939.


There aren't any wolves in my backyard, but we do have some coyotes that hang around in the desert near us. I recreated the poster in my EQ8 program. Fabrics are Moda Grunge.


Check out the other fairy tale projects:

Monday June 21
Tuesday June 22
Wednesday June 23


Thank you for stopping by!

33 comments:

Susan said...

I love what you chose! The poster is fabulous and I love art of that era. You did a marvelous job on it. Kudos!

Ulrikes Smaating said...

great! so wonderful quiltet and worked. I love this fairytale... hugs from denmark, Ulrike :0)

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

What a beautiful quilted rendition of a stylish poster!

Pamela Arbour said...

You did a fabulous job reproducing that poster onto fabric. I really must spend some serious time in my EQ8 and get proficient in it. I am still fumbling around but you seem to have mastered it. Well done!

Stitchin At Home said...

What a great idea! I love your poster quilt!

Rebecca Smith said...

I live the poster and your quilt variation!

Carol said...

What an awesome quilt! There is something about that vintage art that makes it very appealing--and it sure made a great quilt too!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Wow! This is super wall quilt!

Annie said...

I love how clean and simple the design is yet speaks volumes translated to fabric. Modern stuff is great, but it just rarely can compete with vintage art. You’ve done a great job with this little quilt. Wouldn’t it be awesome hanging in the children’s section of a library.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Well that is just perfect! Even better than a poster. Love the old look to it and the simplicity of only a few colors. I might be looking at posters differently now Carol, lol! Which poster can I turn into a quilt??? Hmmm....see you got me thinking now, oh no!

tink's mom said...

Wow, this is so cool. What a wonderful recreation. Great start to my day.

Calicojoan said...

Carol, this is just amazing. I love what you have done. I know I've said it a zillion times, but I really need to make friends with EQ! LOL!! Thanks for playing in the hop with us.

Karrin Hurd said...

Love your Red Riding Hood! I used to have nightmares about the wolf! Thanks so much for sharing!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Oh, how cute! There is just something about the art of that era! Nicely done!

Lyndsey said...

I love Red riding hood and the wolf. A great little mini.

Danette said...

You have recreated this poster to a "T"! Absolutely adorable and fun!

Susan said...

Great fabric rendition of this poster. I bet your thrilled to hang it!

Carla said...

Super cool in every way. Such a great idea and so you! I love the way your mind thinks of design and ideas. You always inspire me.

tubakk said...

So sweet. Maybe a start of a garden fairy tale show?

LJ said...

What a great tale to highlight, Carol. It's one of my favorite stories though I like most of them. I'm so glad Joan came up with this idea - Fairy Tales aren't told so much anymore. :(

Home Sewn By Us said...

Oh yes, Carol!! Great job. I knew right away the reference, and I am 100% certain - heck 200% certain that the original artist would be tickled pink in your interpretation of the poster. And that wolf isn't quite as scary as one might imagine . . . which is a good thing in my book. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Carol, that's a really great Red Riding Hood quilt.

Charlene McCain said...

Beautiful wall hanging! I love all fairy tales and Little Red Riding Hood is one of my favorites! Great job!

Britt-Inger said...

Oh Carol You are so creative I love your Little Red Robin and the wolf. We have wolves in Sweden even now in the south of Sweden, where I live

lynn said...

This story never goes out of fashion. Today's wolves may be somewhat different in appearance, but they are certainly around. I really like how you have brought this poster to life in fabric.

For the love of geese said...

Little Red Riding Hood is so impressive, beautiful job.

Sharon said...

Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen said...

The poster and quilt are just perfect for this fairy tale quilt along.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

What a great poster made into a quilt, Carol! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing with us!! We have lots of coyotes here in Alabama too. Once when we had snow, we saw one lope down down the hill between our house and the neighbors. It was a little scary looking!

Carol Andrews said...

Carol I love that you transitioned the design from an art poster to a quilt. It is beautiful. I always enjoy seeing the sources of designer’s inspiration. Thank you for sharing your sweet quilt. She does look lovely in your yard.

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

I am always so amazed by people who are able to recreate artwork like this. Your poster to quilt finish is amazing! Thanks for sharing! -Andrea

Theresa said...

Little Red Riding Hood is one of my favorites. I love this 1930,s version.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

I love your recreation of the 1930's poster! It's perfect! xx