Friday, September 9, 2016

Pig Races - A Finish

The idea for this scrap quilt may have been influenced by the heat and a sugar high from elephant ears.








This year for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I used Sally's pattern and sewed up a cute little piglet each month.   Want to see what I did with them?




Ready......


















Set........


















Go!













 Yep...It is a pig race!  And pigs being pigs, they are headed in all different directions.
(I warned you I was on a sugar high!)



I started by adding a flying geese to create the arrow point and then just followed that with a strip set to finish out the arrow.  I then used some striped strips to create the lanes.  

Silly but fun!






This quilt has already been delivered to a local kid's charity called Bags of Love along with a few other quilts.

My plans are to finish up my other RSC16 blocks into two more charity quilts. This fall, The Hasty Quilter is hosting 100 Quilts for Kids.  I was worried it wasn't happening this year but I see there is now a link up.










Have a wonderful weekend!


Linking Up:

Crazy Mom Quilts (Finish it up Friday)
A Quilted Passion 
The Hasty QuilterSo Scrappy for RSC16



63 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

cute!

SandraC said...

Perfect setting for your piggies!!

GRANNYcanQUILT said...

That's so cool. I love it.

Jan A. said...

Very cute. Love the strips and arrows.

Quiltdivajulie said...

What fun!!! And what a great back story to go with that fun...

Libby in TN said...

Too cute! Love the concept as well as the execution.

Ariane said...

This quilt is super cute! Such a great idea for those pig blocks. Love it!!

Karen said...

This quilt is soooo adorable. It will definitely be loved and treasured.

Garnhekta said...

Love your pigs. Creative way to make a quilt.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Fabulous!! Just too cute - welll done

katyquilts.net said...

That is adorable! How fun!

Rebecca said...

Pig Race....such a neat idea for a kids quilt!!!!And Scraps!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

What fun! Thanks for starting my day with smile! You are always so creative (and generous!) with your quilt ideas!

Lisa Marie said...

That pig quilt is hilarious in a good way! Thanks for the smile.

Kathi Riemer said...

Oh my, what an adorable quilt. The child who gets this quit will love it forever.

Susan said...

This pig quilt is just too darn cute! Great finish!

tubakk said...

I LOVE you pig quilt. That's a fantastic idea, and I wish to make one myself if it's ok for you. But I've not found my piglets yet, think they ran away from the rainy summer weather we've had.

Alycia said...

Oh that is super cute!!!

~Diana said...

Adorable! Sometimes it's fun to quilt just for fun!

Marlene said...

Love it. That is just so darn cute.

Robby H. said...

Lovin' them piggies racing across that quilt! That one is sure to cheer up someone.

Kathy said...

So cute!! This post just made me laugh. Thank you!!

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh that is just so much fun - hurrah for making the fun ideas a reality :)

Janna Saeger said...

Great job! What a fun one of a kind quilt!!

MissPat said...

I've wondered how the various pig interpretations would get used (Gayle has a lot more variations), but this is a great solution. So much fun.

Pamela Arbour said...

That is the cutest most creative pig race ever! Congratulations. You did a great job.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Those pigs are adorable. I like that they are going different directions, and the arrows just add a little something.

Carole Williams said...

Since I saw my first pig race at the county fair last week I can really appreciate and enjoy this quilt. It is so adorable. Someone will be overjoyed to receive it. Thanks for such inspiration!

Vesuviusmama said...

Fun!

Charlotta said...

That's the most creative use of little pigs! So adorable!

Scrap and quilts said...

Great sense of humour at play here. Just love it. So original, colourful and different. Congrats on this adorable finish. ;^)

PaulaB quilts said...

And the winner is...... The lucky child who gets that adorable quilt.

Sally Trude said...

That's the best pigs in a blanket ever! Awesome!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Such a sweet quilt! Who could have thought piggies could look so cute! I did smile when I saw them, so I'm sure this quilt will be a hit with the little ones!

Mystic Quilter said...

So different - what a lovely quilt for a little one.

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

This is so darn cute ; it's going to bring smiles to all who see it :)

Barb N said...

What an awesome quilt!

M-R Charbonneau said...

So fun! Pig race -- just awesome! So glad you linked up to TGIFF!

Judy said...

I laughed out loud when I saw this. Anyone who has ever seen a pig race will really appreciate it. Beyond cute!

Mary said...

What a great idea for aids quilt. Love it. Your pigs are adorable.

Kathy's A Quilter said...

Cynthia, that is THE MOST adorable quilt EVER!!! Well done my friend.

Betty C said...

You did a very creative design with your pig blocks. Besides being colorful and adorable, too.

Cathy said...

CUTE!!! And So. Darn. Clever! Your ideas and quilts just rock!!

Jasmine said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love the lanes and the opposite directions. Some sweet child will treasure this and smile.

LA Paylor said...

this is the cutest idea! Brilliant! Watching the pig races at the fair is a joy of mine. Once a piglet snuffed and suctioned the palm of my hand, I was smitten!LeeAnna

Julie in GA said...

Too cute! I used to love watching the pig races at the state fair every year.

Emily said...

This is so much fun!!!!!! Run, piggies, run!

gayle said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!
And that's exactly what piglets do - pig races all day long!
I'm going to be giggling now for the foreseeable future!

Cathy said...

How cute is that! I'm off to lick out of the sugar bowl if a sugar high gives you such creativity!

FlashinScissors said...

I just love those little piggies! How sweet! I'm sure some child will have hours of fun making up stories about them!
Barbara x

Gina said...

THis is so adorable. I need one of my own

Vivian said...

Ok, that is just too cute! Some kid will be thrilled to get that one!

Karen's Korner said...

That is just soooo cute.

Ramblings from Randi the Wild Rose Quilter said...

Totally adorable!

Bonnie said...

Oh you clever, clever gal! These piggies are adorable. Some child will love having them as their best friend/s. Wonderful.

Teresa in Music City said...

Absolutely adorable - and totally creative!!!! Love it!!!!

Edith said...

OMG, so cute, I love your little piggies racing.

scraphappy said...

Oh my goodness! How cute is that? Love it.

Cherie in St Louis said...

Those pigs are catching!! I do love your sugar induced plan for them....pig races is a wonderful finish and some child will love it.

Dino said...

Love your rainbow pigs how fun the race is. eeeeee oink oink

Fiona said...

I adore your version of the pig quilt
Hugz

works4me said...

Absolutely fabulous. Majors cheers to you for such an imaginative and fun quilt. I am sure that whatever child receives it will be ticked pink, and green, and purple...

Pamela Arbour said...

I really enjoy seeing your piggie quilt every time. I remember I was so impressed when I saw how you arranged them in the quilt. In my mind, I had expected just rows of pigs but you really put it over the top with this layout. Congratulations!

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