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Friday, April 27, 2007

This Little Piggy


I thought I'd try a pig just for fun. He needs some work. His nose is too short and I have to figure out a different tail. The tail is made from a bit of polar fleece cut with the stretch and then stretched so that it curls. I think a small tube of the same fabric as the rest of the pig would look better and it needs to be set into the seam. The biggest problem with this type of free piecing, is remembering to make everything half an inch bigger than the finished size. I thought the nose was ridiculously long and pointed but when it was done, it didn't really look like a pig's nose at all. The ear needs to be more pointed and I will set it into the seam so it will stand up more.
If this keeps up, maybe the people will be Old MacDonald and his wife.

21 comments:

meggie said...

Delightful! Some pigs have very short snouts.

Libby said...

You are having way too much fun with the free piecing - I love it *s*

quiltpixie said...

what a wonderful hog.... I rather like the tail, having it free like that adds some more character :-)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

What a sweetie! I like the 3-D tail too - you could try making a skinny bias tube (you could use a tube puller to pull it through - a clothing sewing notion!) - that would enable you to make the tail in the same fabric as the pig, but I think the fleece looks good too! Always fun to play around and experiment though.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Karen said...

Do a whole farm! I love the ear.

paula, the quilter said...

You are having way too much fun with your wonky farm animals. Keep it up! I enjoy seeing your progress.

Fiona said...

I like his nose!

Faith said...

ohhh what a lovely surprise looking at your lovely projects... oh I just love that little piggy he looks so sweet. You have a style all on your own with your designing and quiltmaking which is fantastic. I love that little piggy snout I think this little snout suits him perfect, or is it a she piggy?

Tazzie said...

You are just so creative Joyce, that is one cute looking pig!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

KCQuilter said...

Oh, how fun! Your pig is so adorable!

Elaine Adair said...

Darling - short snout (not nose) and all!

For tails, I once used something called "rat tail" .. in the sewing section, for elephant tails. That may work also, but may not curl in a curlique.

Love the dimensional ear.

Cynthia said...

i'm always amazed at what you come up with. That little pig is so cute.

Diana said...

Great pig, short snout and all!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Don't sell yourself so short. That pig is fantastic just the way it is! It has character.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Too cute! Tracey

Carol E. said...

That's a very cute pig. And it is fun to read your thoughts as you work through the creative process. Just remember this: you are probably your own worst critic.

Marisa said...

I LOVE your piggy! Very cute. I have zillions of pig items and sort of collect them, accidentally.

Clare said...

Whatever next! Yes, I can see Old MacDonald and his wife too, surrounded in chickens and pigs. He/she is sweet.

Lily said...

Oh Joyce he is just too cute! Excellent work there.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Oink. Too cute! The tail is inspired. I always love to see what you come up with..

Tonya R said...

The piggy is delightful! As always, you are way too hard on your creations. That is a marvelous pig. Thank you for all the kind words as well.