Friday, July 22, 2011

This little Piggy needs a Quilt

My cute little niece, N, turned 3 last week. I've wanted to make her a little doll quilt ever since her little brother was born last fall. When I saw this quilt by Amy I knew I wanted to copy pay homage immediately.
I made a crib-size quilt for this niece a couple of years ago out of the fabrics I used for the red, aqua and pink quilt I made for my daughter. (I think I've made 11-12 quilts out of those fabrics.) As a result I have a lovely little box of scraps left over.
 
This quilt is not for a doll, but for N's favorite friend, Piggy. Here is Piggy enjoying her (his?) new quilt.  N quite loves piggys.  Her favorite show is Peppa Pig (which could possibly be one of my new favorites - I just love hearing the Britishisms and British accents. Maybe I can teach my kids to talk like that.)
And since the quilt was for Piggy, I figured it needed some piggys on the quilt. Aren't those cute little Japanese piggys?
 And Piggy seems quite cozy wither her new quilt. I think I need to make more of these.

Linking up to QuiltStory Tuesday and AmyLouwho Show&Tell

50 comments:

asnipofgoodness said...

L.O.V.E. so very pretty!

Mona said...

Ohhh, what a beautiful quilt for Piggy. Wonderful colors of the fabrics. Hugs from Norway.

Stray Stitches said...

How cute! I'm sure the little quilt will receive lots and lots of love :)

Elizabeth said...

It is an adorable quilt for a well-loved pig.

Teresa said...

My Daughter loves peppa pig too! It is a half an hour that I know I can relax, So of course I love it too!

Lisa Stramecki said...

Love this little quilt! Gets me excited for gifts soon. Adorable! I realized I've been watching your blog for some time now but just as a lurker...great blog...one of my morning coffee blogs before breakfast for three boys three and under. :)

kristastitched said...

So cute! Love the fabric and the house design, and the size! My mom made me a doll quilt when I was younger and majorly obsessed with clowns. LOL, ya, clowns! I'd forgotten all about it until now, and will have to go try and find it, hehe :D

notes of sincerity said...

*soo cute*

What a darling little quilt for her beloved piggy! :o)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very very cute!

The Whelan Family said...

My daughter has had a pig named Piggy since she was born. She LOVES him and he looks as loved as your niece's Piggy! Our Piggy may need a quilt to...so cute...thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

It's adorable! I want to make one too. :)

Anita said...

Cute! We love Peppa in our house too!

Michele said...

So cute! Love the little piggy houses.

Shelly said...

LOVE it! So cute!

Sara Wright said...

Is that a pig peeking out of the window on the top right house? This would be a fun quilt to do with my daughter. She's 5 and loves to play with all my scraps. She'd have great fun picking out the fabrics for the houses and roofs. It might be fun to do a "my" and a "her" version. Hmmm. Thanks for the continued inspiration!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

that is super sweet!

Kerri said...

what a cute little quilt!! i LOVE it!!

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

Oh, what a sweet little quilt! Don't you love how fast doll-size ones come together?!

angela said...

cute!

All those houses - little pig little pig let me in :)

Blue Is Bleu said...

So insanely cute!!! Love this so much :)

Spontaneous Threads said...

You are so nice to make a quilt for a special friend. Lucky piggy.

tracy_a said...

Adorable!

Mitzi said...

too cute!

LynCC said...

Awww :) Happy piggy now.

Sarah Craig said...

Absolutely adorable! I know a Bear around here that needs one of these...... guess I'd better get busy!

Anonymous said...

So cute! My nieces are not into dolls, but dogs instead. Piggy reminds me of their puppy "lovies." I am new to quilting and have been wanting to make them quilts for their beds, but you have inspired me to start with puppy quilts.

Thanks for all your great ideas. --Becky C.

Deb said...

What a wonderful doll quilt or rather piggy quilt! I have all boys, so no dolls around my house when they were growing up. However, my oldest had a favorite stuffed raccoon, named Rocky. I made a little doll quilt for Rocky--but it was not nearly as sweet as this!!

Deb

Shari @For the Little Doll In Your Life said...

This is very sweet. It's also a guilty reminder that I need to post the doll quilt my mom made on my blog. So much to do - so little time!

bethanndodd said...

Such a very special gift...those piggys are precious! Smiles~Beth

toots2u said...

adorable!! i love the colors and piggies. Your niece is a lucky girl! i am sure the big bad wolf won't be able to blow all those houses down!

Des said...

oh, could i please live in that town! pink houses!!

Linda said...

What a lucky little niece! The colors in that quilt are wonderful and I love the little piggies!!!

Miss Nancy said...

As cute as can be!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

amy said...

adorable, Amy! I love the binding, the whole thing! xo amy

Tami said...

I love the little quilt. Peppa Pig is my daughters favorite show and she is watching it right now while eating her lunch, giving me a few moments to slip away onto the computer.

a little bit biased said...

Well gosh. How cute is that. Love everything about it. Love the sweet little piggy too.

I've been wondering what color to add with my red and aquas to make a quilt and I think you've just solidified it for me - pink. So cute. Thanks for the inspiration!

Amber

Karen said...

Its gorgeous Amy!

Elisa Black said...

Adorable! And I see it is getting use already! What a sweet gift!

Yvonne said...

Great choice of colors!

ANudge said...

How cute!

Libby said...

Too cute!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Sew perfect. I love it.

Charlotte said...

Oh that's gorgeous!

susan said...

Very cute. Piggy looks extremely pleased with it!

Dayna said...

Love! Love! Love!

pinksuedeshoe said...

ah, that binding makes me so happy. You know, also happy that all the little pigs have a house that the big bad wolf can't blow away. What a sweet present.

Nicky said...

If you like the Britishness of Peppa pig you'll have to come over here! Peppa is cute and so is this litle quilt - by the hair of my chinny,chin,chin!

Quiltstory said...

This is sooo cute Amy!!! I have to feature it tomorrow, love it :)

Amy said...

It's very sweet. Thanks for linking to my blog. It's a great gift.

Amy said...

That is one very happy looking pig.