Wednesday, February 08, 2017

A Theory - Now with updates!

So!  In the last post, we explored some of the more ... esoteric of the quilt squares.  James P. thinks that some of the images may be nursery rhyme characters.  And The Queen thought that the running man looked like a monopoly character.

Quilt running man:

Monopoly running man:

Well, I can definitely see a resemblance there!    Googling "nursery rhyme running man" leads to Wee Willie Winkie:

Yeah, not so much.  That google search also leads to The Gingerbread Man, which I think we can safely rule out here.

Googling "children's book running man" leads to about a million entries for Stephen King's novel The Running Man, which ... would make for an entirely DIFFERENT type of quilt, yikes.

So!  I'm not sure if we're making a lot of progress, here, but it sure is interesting!

UPDATE:  James P. brought up "Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son" in the comments, so a quick google search led to this:

Also a possibility! 


James P. said...

Tom, Tom the Piper's Son, stole a (very small) pig and away he run.........!!!!

Domestic Kate said...

I thought he was a leprechaun running away with the pot of gold! Hah -- that's the first time I've ever typed the word "leprechaun."

the queen said...

So, after looking at all the monopoly Chance and Community chest cards, he must be a dream confabulation of the top hat monopoly man and the "extra" newsboy.

rockygrace said...

Kate, how many spell-checks did it take you to get THAT one right?! Ha.

And queen, now I've gotta google the newsboy. BRB ...

ooooh, he DOES look kind of like the newsboy!