There are lots and lots of characters that Dorothy encounters during her multi-volume journey through Oz. Of course, I was most drawn to this character, the Patchwork Girl of Oz. She has her own book, and even her own movie, produced in 1914 by Baum himself.
Her name is "Scraps". She was made from an old quilt by the wife of a magician who had a powder that brought her to life. She is more than a little bit floppy. She is naive (her head is filled with cotton, after all) and comical and very energetic. I have had this picture of her, one of the illustrations in the book, in my collection of refrigerator philosophy for quite a while now. (She doesn't appear on my refrigerator quilt though, since I met her after I made that quilt.)
Scraps says of herself, ""Patches, patches, pick some pretty patches! Put the pretty patches in the patchwork quilt! Patches, patches, pick some pretty patches! I'm sewn and stuffed with cotton, they added yarn for hair, the one thing they forgot is a heart I do declare! But who needs a heart? Not me, I swear! From velvet to satin in blue or pink, and every fabric you could possibly think! Because when you're made of patches, life is giddy all day! So I'll be singing my song, and dancing along, on my happy little patchwork way! "
This crazy quilt looks a bit like Scraps herself and was made c. 1900, not too far from 1913 when the book was published.
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