And Tango Makes Three
by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, and Henry Cole
This is a beautifully written and illustrated children's book about 2 male penguins who help each other in the caring of a baby penguin named Tango. A great way to introduce nontraditional families to children (and probably adults too!) it's consistently in the top 10 most challenged and/or banned books in libraries all across the country.
I wanted to celebrate my admiration for this book, which is based on a true story - these 2 penguins are still alive and on display at the Central Park Zoo. Here is the Wikipedia page about them: Roy and Silo
I used the cover of the book as my inspiration and pattern. My favorite method of fusible applique, a mix of hand dyed and commercial fabrics, allowed me to quickly put this little quilt (9" x 11") together. The binding strips were cut 1.5" wide and cut with a pinking shear blade on my rotary cutter, then fused onto the quilt.
If you haven't already, please stop by the Banned Books Challenge Flickr page! We have had some beautiful entries this year, and it's been fun seeing a love of books expressed in quilt form.