Sunday, September 6, 2015

Still teasing with that pig block

I have it in mind to make something for my dad for his birthday, and naturally my first thought is that it needs a pig.

And those postage stamp yellows on the right are going to be an ear of corn, because pigs and corn just go together like, well, pigs and corn.

The plan is for a seat cushion for the bench he sits on when he changes shoes.  I even found some pig fabric to work in.  Updates will follow.
And there are other projects in motion, that will be revealed in the fullness of time.
Chain quilting is a thing, right?

Bindings applied and being hand stitched in the evenings.

And check out this great monkey fabric I found while going on a quilt shop jaunt with my sister-in-law on Friday.  I'm turning into a real sucker for monkeys, as my Silly Monkey blocks continue to pile up. 

A yard here, a fat quarter there....  I'm sure I won't end up with too much, right?
After all, how many monkey fabrics could there be?

Linking to Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework because scraps!


Libby in TN said...

You would be so surprised! Especially if you include sock monkeys. I have a friend who has every monkey fabric she's come across in the last 10 years and it could fill a small (very small) room.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Quit monkeying around and finish that pig project! I want to see it!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Cute pig block. Did you use a pattern or is it your own design? Sure will be cute when finished with the ear of corn. Karen

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of when I started buying up all the music themed fabric I could find. They kept making more. :-)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Ooh, so curious about those little pieces that you are binding! Your projects are always fun to hear about!

Sue SA said...

Cute monkey fabric, ahh one little bit more doesnt hurt, does it! Cute pig and nice pressie idea, I should do the same for my Dad.

Cathy said...

Oh, that is such a cute idea for your dad. Did you know Iowa, where I live, is known for it's pork and corn?

I have lots of different monkey fabrics. I will have to make you some Monkeys from some.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Chain quilting...Still giggling over that! Look forward to seeing what you are making with the binding attached. I think there is more fabric in the binding than in the piece. I always enjoy seeing what you are linking up with Oh Scrap!

Rosa said...

Gorgeous pig block.Happy sewing!

Have a fun week.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Cute idea!

Sally Trude said...

Your pig is adorable. Those ears are outstanding. The actual piglet is beyond adorable.