Category: Fairy Tale Series

Red Riding Hood

As I mentioned earlier, this tree fabric inspired my fairy tale themed quilts, but when I found a remanent of red silk, my mind was filled with images of Red Riding Hood heading into the woods and we see her red cape flowing behind her. This was the first quilt in the series that I sketched.
At the bottom of the cape, you can see a bit of lace from her dress underneath peeking out.
Red Riding Hood (23” x 29”) – she’s off to grandmother’s house

She Hardly Closed Her Eyes

A bed piled high with mattresses and by order of a doubting queen, a small pea lies beneath them all. If the girl felt the pea, she was indeed a princess and worthy of the prince.
Princess & Pea 1 (17” x 20”) – she hardly closed her eyes all night, heaven know what was in the bed

Rapunzel 1

Rapunzel looks down from her tower her hair spilling down toward the ground.
There the prince, grabs hold hoping to spend some time with is beloved.
Rapunzel 1 (13” x 20”) – Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair

The Light Princess

A princess clad in lilac silk with silk ties on her arms. She is the Light Princess – as in she floats. In this tale the princess is cursed to not be affected by gravity. She floats and so does her personality. She has little care for others and doesn’t see the consequences of her actions.

That is until she is in water. In water the princess is truly the person she was meant to be and she falls in love. I enjoyed the story and the images of a stage production of this tale inspired the quilt.
The Light Princess (21” x 26”) – she had no gravity, except when in water