Cocorico Bee Block-Pippi Longstocking

Amy Friendapplique, cocorico bee, embroidery27 Comments

Are you familiar with Pippi Longstocking? She is a fictional character in a series of books by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. I remember reading the books as a child and thinking they were hysterical. Pippi lives alone, without parents, and does things in very unorthodox ways. She sleeps with her feet on the pillow and her head under the covers. She has a horse that she keeps on her front porch, and a monkey as a pet. For this month’s Cocorico bee block, Muriel asked us to make blocks inspired by Pippi Longstocking.

I found this image in one of the books. Pippi attends school for all of one day. While there, she shocks her classmates by drawing a picture of her horse on the floorboards and baseboard of the schoolhouse.

I used a variety of techniques in this block. Pippi is done in raw edge applique with some “thread sketching.” The horse is embroidered. The floor and walls with window and blackboard are pieced.

I look forward to seeing the other blocks and Muriel’s finished quilt top!