Thursday, September 04, 2008

this little piggy


I have a nephew who is turning one in a couple of weeks and I have been frantically trying to finish up this quilt for him in time for his birthday party next weekend! I spotted this tutorial for a disappearing nine patch and thought I would give it a try. I think my quilts all look the same, made up of squares and usually in blues, reds and whites. At least this one has different sized squares! It is a crib sized quilt and the top and backing are done. I think I will sandwich it together tomorrow night as it's been a long day.

Here is a little close up of some of the piggy fabric....he was born in the chinese zodiac year of the pig! I'm hoping to hand quilt it with a perle cotton, maybe just around the inside of the squares. I always get stuck for ideas on quilting....anyone have any other ideas?

9 comments:

Kellie said...

I think the squares sound great! And I love the quilt too ... what a great Auntie you are!
Oh and yes I do spend many, many hours in that little room!!!!! :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the quilt top - what lovely fabrics you have selected. That piggy fabric is delightful. Love the sound of quilting wiht perle cotton.

SewAmy said...

I love the fabrics you have used.

Rebecca said...

i love the colors, fabrics, patterns you used in this quilt. wow. and i can't wait to make my own disappearing nine patch. i'm so excited about this pattern and its possibilities.

Connie W said...

It's a cute quilt and the piggy fabric just makes it all the more special.

periwinkle said...

your quilt is great, i love seeing what things are made for boys. Fantastic choice of fabrics
lisa x

Sarah said...

Oh I love those fabrics - they are SO nice for a boy - not the you know pastaly blue things! I also really like that design - well put all together! He is a lucky nephew and you are a very kind Auntie : )

upstateLisa said...

great fabrics! great quilt! I am your magazine swap partner and I don't know how to get in touch with you so am leaving a comment :-)

Christie said...

I don't have any ideas, but I LOVE those pigs!