Sometimes a quilt begins with a fabric that’s been languishing in my fabric basket. Thus was the case with the crocodile. While I was scavenging for men’s shirts at Goodwill I came across a green plaid shirt. The shirt was quite ugly, but also rare -- most shirts are blue or white or grey (men are very boring that way). I cut apart the shirt to see what large animal I could make and voilà, the crocodile, with its scaly green skin, made its appearance. To put it in water, i.e. on top of cut-up grey and blue shirts, was just natural. And since an Instagram friend had donated an ill-fitting, flowery blouse, I decided there would also be a shore in bloom.
I once came across a crocodile family in Everglades National Park. A gigantic mom with six or seven little babies sunning themselves on top of a rock. So my crocodile mom needed babies, naturally, particularly one poking its head out of a shirt pocket.
At approximately 54x62 inches, this is a couch throw or a children’s quilt. Top fabrics and backing are 100% cotton and it is stitched by hand. It has cozy wool batting and can be machine washed and line-dried. Contact me for price.
Photos: Rebecca Krasnik