Monday, November 30, 2015

Piglet Tutorial

Here's the piglet tutorial because it sounds like Gayle at Mangofeet is planning to have her RSC16 challenge quilt finished by New Year's Eve. Or maybe she has some owls to feed.

First, there are three fabrics for each piglet: background, medium and dark.

For the background fabric: cut four 2 inch squares, one 1.25 by 4 inch strip, one 1.25 by 2 inch strip, and a 1.25 inch square.

For the dark fabric: cut one 2 inch square, a 1.25 by 2 inch strip, a 1.25 by 2.5 inch strip, and three 1.25 inch squares.

For the medium fabric: cut one 1.25 by 4 inch strip, a 1.25 by 2.5 inch strip, a 2 by 5 inch rectangle, and five 1.25 inch squares.

Arrange the following for sewing:

Add one 1.25 inch medium flip triangle to three of the 2 inch squares of background. (These are the three corners that aren't the piglet's tail.)

Add two 1.25 inch flip triangles to the 2 inch square of dark fabric: one background flip triangle and one medium flip triangle kitty corner from each other. (This is the piglet ear.)

Add three dark flip triangles and one medium flip triangle to a 2 inch square of background. (This makes the tail.)

Sew the two 1.25 by 4 inch strips of background and medium fabric together. (These will make piglet midsections.)

Sew the two 1.25 by 2.5 inch strips of dark and medium fabric together. (This will make piglet feet.)

Sew a 1.25 by 2 inch rectangle of dark to one end of the 2 by 5 inch rectangle of medium, and sew a 1.25 by 2 inch rectangle of background fabric to the other end. (This is the piglet snout and body).

After the first round of sewing, you will have three components for the top of the piglet, the piglet middle row and two components for the bottom row of the piglet. You will also have two strip sets.

Next, cut the strip sets in half. You will have two 1.25 inch squares of dark and medium fabric for the piglet's feet. You will also have two 2 inch squares of background and medium fabric. One goes between the piglet ear and tail. The other goes between the two pig's feet.

The second photo shows how to arrange the components for sewing. There are four components in the top row, the middle row is complete, and the bottom row has five components.

After the components for each row are sewn together, all you need to do is sew the rows together and you will have the finished piglet.

And here's the final quilt.


gayle said...

I am laughing so hard right now - I spent the afternoon working out the pattern for myself. I only sewed one piece upside down and included two unnecessary seams, so not too bad...
My next piglets will go much more smoothly! Thanks!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I love these little Piglets! Thanks for sharing a tutorial. There are definitely pigs in my future.

Bonnie said...

I just popped over from Cynthia's post to take a look at piglet. Too too cute. And how clever his tail is!

Turid said...

Inspired by Gayle, I made a piglet today. It'll be on my blog in half an hour. Thank you for this pattern.

Wilma said...

I just may have to try these cuties, my daughter in law is in love with piglets.

Auntjudy14 said...

What a cute block. Hope to make one this weekend for a sampler "animal" quilt challenge with my friendship group. Thank you for sharing. Judy

Raewyn said...

Thankyou for this tutorial; I am in the process of drawing a pig up but remembered Gayle's quilt so have hunted this down!

Kat Scribner said...

OMGosh, this is SO SO ADORABLE !

Unknown said...

Just found this piglet,OMG so cute!! Am making apron set for daughter and granddaughter these will make darling pot holders to go with them. Thank you so much for these ☺️