Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Holy pork butts, Batman!

Several people had expressed interest in seeing all the piglets gathered together in one place, and I have to admit I was curious, myself.
When I started doing these sweet little blocks for the RSC (and thanks, Sally T, for the fabulous pattern!!!), I figured I'd make a couple of blocks each month and end up with a nice lap quilt for my dad for Christmas.  Something to cuddle up with while he's reading in his recliner next to the woodstove on a cold winter day.  Maybe 6x8 blocks, for a total of 48.  That seemed doable.

My calculations may have been a wee bit off.


I couldn't get them all into one picture, so I tightened up the layout and made it seven blocks wide instead of six.


Still couldn't catch them all, even standing on a chair.


I've already got 59 blocks, and it's only July...

It was definitely fun laying them out, because it let me get a look at all my favorites again.




And hard as it may be to believe, each and every one of them is my favorite.

I can't wait to see what color we get for August!  Looks like Dad is getting  a full sized quilt instead of a lap quilt...



16 comments:

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Ha! That is a lot of piggies! :)

Cathy said...

Oh, gosh! They were fabulous individually but the whole passel is awesome. Your dad is going to LOVE it (who wouldn't?)

Sally T said...

I am hog wild happy about all your piglets. They look really good together.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Oh, I love them! So much personality!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I guess you went 'hog wild'!! They look so cute all laid out.

Scrap and quilts said...

Oh My Sizzling Bacon!! WOW! I wouldn't have thought you had so many made already either! They are playing so nicely together and you are having a lot of fun with it too. I hope August will bring in some yellows. Your quilt need yellow pigs. Don't know how old your father is but he might get more than one pig for each year. Can he handle that? lol. Keep up with the great job. It will be a wonderful quilt. ;^)

SandraC said...

It is surely something to see them all together! I love the way each row is facing the opposite way than the last. It somehow reminds me of the roped-off pathway that are in some businesses for forming a line...you know, like in a bank, etc? Do you know what I mean? As soon as I thought that, it's all I can see...your little pigs waiting in a long line at the airport or some such thing.

Libby in TN said...

You should name it "Piglets' Progress."

Magpie Sue said...

I'm so glad I have a solid internet connection this morning so I could see these! Now I'm grinning like a silly monkey. ;- )

Vic in NH said...

Sausage City, you're beautiful! so is yesterday's posted Allietare progress, too!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Just too much fun!!

cityquilter grace said...

sooo cute...and title? maybe a pig of a different color? or pigs on parade?

Mystic Quilter said...

The little piggies look so happy together! I'm sure your Dad will love this one.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

These piggies look so wonderful all together, made me smile!

kmkat said...

Lucky dad!

amy said...

These are so cuuuute!