Of course it's from The wizard of Oz by L.Frank Baum
It doesn't show up on alot of banned book lists but it has had it's share of narrow minded people wanting to block readers from the wonders and great moral lessons of this book. Go here to read more about that.
To me the whole story can be summed up in the words of Glenda the good - who I think was named after a certain basset life saver in Louisiana ( you know who you are)
Anyway, Dorothy and her crew went through this whole ordeal following that yellow brick road and fighting off flying monkeys and evil witches to try to get home when she always had the power to get home all along. Kind of like the key to happiness, the way we work to try to be richer and prettier to be happy when the key to happiness is within us to begin with.
So to make this little quilt I needed a yellow brick for the road, so I took a red brick fabric that had the right scale and just used some yellow acrylic paint mixed with water to make it yellow.
For the writing, I backed the yellow spiral piece with a heavy fusible interfacing, drew out the wording in pencil and then FMQ the writing. That way if I screwed up the writing, I could easily do over. I went over it twice to make it show up nicely.
Added some yarn single crotchet all around, then added some bling because ....... Well I have the power.
I thought as was done but looking at the photo, I realized the shoes need bows! I knew something was off.
Right now they sorta look like slut shoes - bows will make them power shoes