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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Big and Little

Just finished stitching the binding down on a quilt for my friend’s grand-daughter  who loves pigs.  As it happened, I had a collection of piggy prints collected over the years (and just sitting in my sewing room) so I was happy to use them up, knowing the pigs would be going to a good home.  Using a simple block, I paired piggy prints with others from my stash and this is the result – a happy combination of pink, blue and various shades of purple.
Big piggy quilt

This large King Single and much too big for me to quilt at home, so was commercially quilted by Paula of Rabbits Patch Quilting in an all over swirly design.

Happy little piggy faces

I had a couple of extra piggy blocks left over plus small strips of this and that which I had used in the big quilt.  I’m so pleased that I managed to get nine blocks made, just right for a cute little baby quilt.  After using up my piggy prints I made one with pretty butterflies and the lucky last block used up a small piece of a candy print I had.  Sashed with a pale lilac print, and I used a purple print for the border - it all seems to go together nicely. 

.Little piggy quilt

This little quilt was backed with cozy pink flannel, quilted by me with wavy lines, and I used up lots of small pieces to make a scrappy binding.  Not sure if I’ll keep this one in case I need a baby girl quilt, or maybe donate it to a good cause.  Either way, I'm enjoying those happy piggy faces for a while.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the piggy fabric is so cute

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely finishes Jenny xx

Julierose said...

Oh both quilts are just so cute; I've never seen piggy fabrics over here...Love the colors..great job hugs, Julierose

Tired Teacher said...

What fun fabrics! The quilts are wonderful.

Raewyn said...

Beautiful!! What a great fabric collection to have - pigs!! (I have a horse collection but never thought of collecting pigs). It has made two very lovely quilts - that block design is perfect for showing off the prints.

Janice said...

How good is that to have three beautiful quilts from stash and more room in your cupboard. I’m sure th3vrecipientscwill love them.

Maria said...

Fabulous quilts and will be much loved..

Judith nb Serena said...

Love the way you change your quilts around. Also love the piggy quilts. I've started to collect fat quarters of material as I'd like to make a quilt for each of my two granddaughters. As I have a few other projects on the go first I'm just collecting. What size square did you use for the piggy quilts as they looked just right for size and not too fiddly. I do so enjoy reading your blog.
Judith nb Serena

Karen S said...

Never thought of collecting piggy fabric but on seeing yours I may have to start. That is a delightful quilt and I am impressed that a second one followed as well. Both are looking great.