Sunday, December 4, 2016

Piggyback!

 My top has a bottom!  Or my front has a back!  Or something!

When I first thought of making this quilt, way back at the beginning of the year when I decided to make piglet blocks for the RSC2016, I figured I'd make a dozen or so blocks and turn them into a lap quilt.  Maybe a small throw, tops.  So I only bought a yard of that fabulous bacon fabric, figuring I could supplement it with some scraps and it would be plenty.  (I know!  What could I have been thinking?!?)
But I hadn't reckoned on how much charm those little piggies have.   I made tons and tons of piglets.  I ended up with a bigger quilt than I'd planned, and I still have blocks left over.

So I had to stretch that bacon.

Once again, it's tough to get a picture of the whole thing when it's on the design floor.


I had a nice leafy print in a bright limey green, and I used that fall leafy print, too, since the black background helps balance the bacon background, and the reds and yellows echo those colors in the bacon print, too.


 A couple of those leftover piglets are bracketing the label up near the top of the quilt.


And I used some bits of farm print to finish off that pig/label panel.






At 64"x84", this quilt came out a mite bigger than I'd planned, but I know my dad will put it to good use!
By late afternoon, I got it sandwiched and ready to start quilting.  Yay!

And I got some more starpoints done for the En Provence mystery, too, while I sewed together all those piggyback bits.


(As you can see, I'm using orange instead of magenta.  Not that I have anything against magenta, but orange!)  I'll keep plugging away at them over the course of the week.  Can't wait to see what the next clue is - still hoping for purple, though I gotta admit that orange always makes me grin!


Linking with Quilting is More Fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!  Come see the fun!
And also linking with Bonnie herself at the Monday linky party.  Another fun place to visit!


16 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That blanket is going to be absolutely treasured!

Scrap and quilts said...

Awesome! Just AWESOME back, or bottom, anywho! the bacon is cooked. (LOL) Great idea to frame the label with more piglets. Enjoy the quilting! ;^)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great job designing up that back. Have fun with the quilting!

Quiltdivajulie said...

The piggy quilt - front and back - are completely excellent!!

Sally Trude said...

Congratulations on stretching that bacon. And that quilt is so wonderful...front and back!

Libby in TN said...

I was thinking about your dad yesterday, wondering if you were going to give him the quilt. Love it all!

Linda Schiffer said...

Oh, cool! I have decided to use orange as my 'constant' on the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, too. :) I was inspired by the dark purple batik I found while visiting in Kansas that has orange and yellow maple leaves on it. It will be fun to see how your qulit looks like or unlike mine.

:) Linda

Mystic Quilter said...

So you're another one taking part in the Mystery - love the bright orange - that's three bloggers I follow who'll be posting, looking forward to see the different colours you all use.

Judy said...

That quilt is adorable! I have enjoyed following along on this project all year.

Mary Ellen said...

Your piggies are great. And orange? But of course! My favorite color, too.

Bobbi said...

Your orange is fun. I love seeing all of the different color combinations in the link-up.

Susie Hoover said...

So happy to see I have company! I plan on using orange for my constant also! I need to get started!!!!

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

I'm an orange fan as well--SF Giants in particular! I usually pick other colors for Bonnie's mysteries just to be different but this year she chose MY colors! Looking forward to seeing your finish with orange!

Kate said...

The backing is almost another quilt, you did a great job finding good fabrics to add to the bacon yardage. I don't use orange much, but it's a nice pick me up in a quilt with darker colors. Your En Provence blocks look great.

Marly said...

That's a fun backing for the piggy quilt; now I have to trail back to get a look at the front! Even though the town of Orange is not in the Provence, there is certainly a lot of orange to be seen in the hillside villages behind Arles, and a lot of sunshine!

Janie said...

I like your top's bottom!
Orange stars look so warm, I'm freezing here, so I appreciate any warmth
I can get. Thanks for sharing!