Local illustrator Julie Paschkis has helped create some of my favorite picture books: The Great Smelly, Slobbery Small-Tooth Dog and Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile are two particular stand-outs in terms of how well the pictures and text work together. Jules of Seven Impossible Things has featured Paschkis a number of times including last Sunday's post here and an interview here.
On Sunday, when I visited the local fabric store to pick up some embroidery thread, I was surprised to find that Paschkis now has a line of fabric designs for In The Beginning. The collection is called Folklorica and its target audience appears to be quilters. I do not quilt, but I do sew a little, so I bought some of this fabric to make a merry storytelling skirt:
I would enjoy looking at someone's vision of a quilt made out of Paschkis' fabrics. If you ever make one, please let me know.