Sunday, February 7, 2016

We're halfway through February, right?

Because even if I stop trying to maintain the fiction that I'm making one piggy block a week for RSC, and admit that I'm actually averaging two piggy blocks a week, the fact that I have


(ahem) four brown piggies at the moment means it's clearly mid-February, right?

Wow, this year is going really fast!

Two of the little cuties materialized today - little Miss Flower here,


and this sweet plaid fella.  Because you knew there had to be a plaid one coming soon.


I just want to kiss him on the tip of his cute little nose, I do.

And it wasn't all porkers today.  Two Chantal's Pinwheels got made, and I've got fabric picked for a couple more.


And I now have the first four days of February done for the 365 Challenge.  The blocks aren't
 actually as wonky as they look - they're just extremely small and extremely dense (with all those seams), so they do not want to stay pressed flat.  Once they're assembled into the quilt top, they should lose that appalling tendency to cup.


Luckily the blocks are getting easier for a bit, as you can see from the one at lower right.  Some simple hourglass play is all I have to worry about to get caught up.  No more of that twenty 1/2" triangles nonsense.
At least for the next couple of days.  We've still got several weeks of 3" blocks to make, and most of the easy ones have already been covered.  Woohoo?



Linking with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework.  I'm late to the party - come on along!
And let's go to Scraptastic Tuesday, too, while we're at it.  More big scrappy fun!








19 comments:

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love Little Miss Flower and the plaid one, too! Maybe your piggies are like rabbits?! Lol!

Remnant Quilter Kimberly said...

It's actually close to the end of February and you are behind on pig production, so stop slacking and get on it! (And then mail the overage to me, but I digress.) Good job with the trial by 1/2" triangles!

Kristi said...

I LOVE the brown piggy blocks!! These colors are wonderful for the pigs! :)

Kate said...

Your brown piggies are very cute. Who could make just one?

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

You are always so productive! I was finally able to rummage through my brown scraps and start on my Patience blocks for February. I spent more time on fabric selections than on the blocks. Thanks for sharing your lovely blocks with Oh Scrap!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Floral pig is my fav, though little plaidy is a close second.

Shasta Matova said...

Time is sure flying past fast! But wait, if it is halfway through February, why do you only have a few 365 blocks, huh? All of these blocks are lovely - love the floral and the plaid pig. And those 365 blocks are so intricate!

Chantal L. said...


Ahhhh! Plaid porker! Soooo cute! and all those dots, lots of dots everywhere! AAAWWWEEEsome !! I have to catch up on those 365 blocks. My! Half of February is gone and I have none made lol. ;^)

Vic in NH said...

Cute pigs and I like that Chantal's Pinwheels block, too! But let's not rush through the wonderful winter as I loathe the hot sticky buggy summer heat, LOL! Make it snow!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Those little oinkers are adorable!!

Cathy said...

Those 3-1/2" blocks for the 365 Block Challenge have been very good at sharpening my ability to piece small blocks! I can clearly see you're having the same experience. Your blocks are lovely!!! I can't wait to see your finish!

Sally T said...

Isn't it about time for a piglet roundup? And what color are the piglets under the mud?

Cathy said...

Always love to see you makin' bacon! Those latest pigs are sizzlin' hot!

desertskyquilts said...

Your piggies are so cute! I like all your brown in the post! And ... ahem, I think you're ahead of the calendar. LOL

SandraC said...

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Nicky said...

Those PIGS! Adorable....love those Those 365 blocks look challenging! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

Love those piggies!

tubakk said...

I love your pigs so much that I have made my own yesterday. You'll find it on my blog. Now on to the blue one. Thanks for the inspiration.

Quilter Kathy said...

Loving the brown piggies, although they look too pretty to have been rolling around in the mud!