inspiration strikes in McElligot's Pool
my kids love this book by dr. suess. and i like reading it to them. mostly cause of this one page, which i've always adored for it's colors.
this morning i decided to make a stack of fabric in these colors. the middle photo looks fun and happy, but i figured that a quilt made like this would benefit from a few of the darker and neutral colors which you don't notice so much in the book illustration, but are a necessary part of it nonetheless. so i added a few tans, grays, and a couple of darker colors.
i'd love to make a quilt with these fabrics, but i guess we'll see how far we can whittle down the must-do pile of other things first.
have you ever been inspired by the colors in your kid's storybooks? we have a couple other story books from the '60's and '70's that have groovy colors too.