Saturday, December 3, 2016

I can practically hear the giggling...

My piglets are all rounded up, and  assembled into a top.


If only I could get them to hold still long enough to get a good photo...


There are a few going the wrong way, which is just how the average piglet round-up goes.  (In real life, we spent an hour the other day trying to recapture fourteen of the little rascals.   I started to wish I had a horse, as I trudged back and forth from one end of the farm to the other, but then I realized that that meant we just would have ended up having to chase horses at some point.  Sigh.)

In order to get the maximum jumblyness, I offset their little hills when I was setting out the rows.


Now onward to the back!


I've got this lovely bacon fabric that I got especially for this quilt.   (Please don't tell the piggies what it means...)

In En Provence news, my four patches continue to pile up, as I use the mystery bits for leader/enders.


I even got some starpoints cut and assembled for this week's clue, though apparently I forgot to take a photo. 
The trickiest part of making those starpoints was finding what I'd done with my tri-recs rulers.  I knew I'd taken them with me when I went visiting (because I took all my rulers this time), but I hadn't come across them yet in the home-again unpacking.  I finally found them in my bin of random bits and strips leftover from my Gwennie Medallion.  The second time I looked through it, mind you...


Linking with SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday, because this piglet quilt wouldn't have been made if it wasn't for the RSC.  Thanks so much, Angela!







30 comments:

Libby in TN said...

Cute piggies. 'Bout fell off my stool when I saw the back. Only you!!

LA Paylor said...

pig races at the fair!!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Shh!! I won't tell a one of them about the bacon on the back of their quilt. LOL, naughty Gayle!!

Mystic Quilter said...

What a meanie - bacon fabric for the back of the quilt - poor little piggies, no wondered they're going in different directions!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

OMG. That really, truly is the best quilt ever!!!! You could not have picked a better green to tie all that craziness together. And the bacon backing... pure genius.(Evil genius, but hey...)

Cathy said...

That bacon backing is hilarious!! My lips are sealed. That is one of the cutest dang quilts I’ve ever seen. Way to go!

Scrap and quilts said...

Oh! What a good laugh I had when I saw the backing. It wasn't just a giggle. Too funny! I can almost hear the piglets squealing from here. Now that they are all corralled within the green border you will be able to catch your breath. Enjoy the peace! ;^)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

They are just too cute! AND the bacon for the back - perfect choice (I won't tell).

Sue SA said...

Have you got any egg fabric to go on the back? Love the pigs going up and down, such a good setting.

Kathy S. said...

Oh my gosh! That back for the pigs is just perfect! When you were making the pigs all along I never suspected them all getting to stand on little hills! LOVE LOVE LOVE the motion it gives them! What a cute RSC project.

I just got done sorting all my roosters from the hens. I see some soup in our future. I bought 25 "pullets" from a teenager this summer that took an incubator home from school for the summer. I got chicks from him. His mom supposedly sexed them... Luckily I didn't pay much for them, because today I sorted 12 roosters out of my flock out of 25! Don't know why they bothered sexing them. LOL. Live and learn. I know what to do with them. Raising farm animals is the best!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks for the chuckle Gayle! Best piggie quilt ever :)

Kate said...

Those piglets are just too fun! It's a great scrappy quilt. Does it have a home yet?

Janie said...

I love the scrappy look and farm life insight.
and yes, the back made me laugh!

Cathy said...

I love bacon and I love this quilt. That's a whole lot of fun in one quilt. Congrats on that yummy, sizzlin' hot, mouth watering top.

Sandra Walker said...

Your piglets are just too stinkin' (pun intended) cute! And that bacon backing fabric --I SNORT-laughed out loud!!! (rather piglet-like of me)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is absolutely the cutest quilt ever! It has been fun watching it go from all those piglets with individual personalities to a whole passel full of them running here and there! The green border is perfect for them, too!

PaulaB quilts said...

The hardest part of all must have been corralling them. They sure like to run and it's the cutest quilt ever. About the back?...I hope they don't have eyes in back of their heads. A joyful finish!

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

This is so cute and the bacon on the back is just hyysterical !!!

MissPat said...

This has got to be the cutest quilt ever. Don't worry, the bacon fabric is on the back, so they will never see it. The setting (well, and the bacon) makes this come alive.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I'm not just giggling, I'm laughing out loud--so cute and funny!!

Anonymous said...

So cute I can hardly stand it!

Andrea in St. Louis

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A very cute quilt, made me smile:)

Emily said...

I have loved watching your piglets, and now they are all together! This is so fantastically fun, and I think the back is hilarious. (The piggies may not find it so funny!)

Shasta Matova said...

Those piggies were so adorable already, but they are even more adorable all rounded up.

Angie said...

LOVE how the piglets turned out! Now they need their own Little Golden Book story!

audrey said...

This is such a fun quilt. Love how you did the layout with the blocks tilted!

kmkat said...

That is the most fabulous and humorous quilt EVAH! I never noticed that the piggies were each on a little hill -- that tilt just makes the front, imho. And the bacon fabric on the back? Perfection!

quiltingbydawn said...

This. Is. The. Best! So cute and LOL funny! Made me smile!

sumik said...

I love the piglets!

berylthepearl said...

Your pigs are adorable!