Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Last Pigs of April

(Does that sound like the title of an awful novel that we had to Read and Discuss in an American Lit class, or is it just me?)  (It's just me, isn't it?)

Anyway!

I finished my last two orange piglets for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I'm trying not to think about the fact that I made at least ten of them in orange.  My original goal was to make four of each color for the RSC, and I think I've made at least eight every month.  At this rate, by October I'll have enough blocks to make a quilt that will stretch from here to Iowa.  (Hear that, Cathy?  We're coming for ya!)



Much as I love my kaleidoscopes, these piglets are really my favorite of my RSC blocks.  The Amazing Sally T gets the blame credit for my mad piggy-making, since she's the one who designed this little cutie.  (See the 'Featured Post' in my sidebar for links to her tutorials.)

Though the ten piglets were an easier thing to keep up with than the 30 orange peel blocks of April (Thirty?  //muttering 'thirty days hath September, April...'  Yep, thirty!) that got away from me for the Quilty 365.  I ran out of steam around mid-April I think, with some blocks stitched,


and others just cut out and pinned.


I think with a bit of a push, I can catch up and put this project back on track.  A little snipping, a little stitching - totally doable!
Though sometimes I think optimism may be my biggest character flaw...




10 comments:

audrey said...

Your orange peels are looking fabulous! And the pig blocks are so fun. Always a smile when I see these.:)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

But now we can move onto green piggies. Sally has gotten a lot of us hooked on them!

Sally T said...

Piglets more than kaleidoscopes??? I suspect there was bacon frying when you wrote that!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Love those orange piggies! Have you ever read the book, "The Pig That Sang to the Moon"?

Cathy said...

Yes, sounds like an awful novel...not just you.

As long as those aren't zombie pigs out for my brains or killer pigs out for my blood then bring them on home to Iowa! I'll put the bacon in the frying pan and get the coffee brewing to celebrate.

Those are some awesome piglets and I usually don't like oranges with my pork.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That totally sounds like a book title.

Vic in NH said...

Cutie piglets! But I am totally enamored by your orange peel blocks. they are so cool laid out in their gay profusion.Now I'm dating myself with that phrase which used to be so innocent.

Sandi said...

Love both your projects. I couldn't fir guve out the pig tail until I saw you link to the tutorial. So-eet!

Teje said...

I really like your orange peels / leaves! x Teje

kmkat said...

The Last Pigs Of April is the name of my next rock band.