Monday, June 18, 2012


I usually begin with some sort of idea. For Pink I planned to make a small mini with four flowers, each flower to have a small frame, then the four surrounded by made peachy fabric, all of which would then have a frame of pink fabrics.

The first flower.

Meanwhile a homeware shop nearby had started stocking modern patchwork fabrics so I went along to have a look - and found this.

Now if you were doing a pink project could you resist this? Me neither. So the idea changed to make a mini called "Three Flowers and a Pig". I made the pig with its frame, which had to be different from the flower frames, and carried on.

Pig didn't like sharing.

So now it's a small mat called "The Pig among the Flowers" and the flower is on the back.

Colour Report – Pink

What did I think of this colour at the start?
I didn’t always like pink but now, in the last few years, I love it. For me, it is a happy colour.
What fabrics go with this colour?
Peaches and oranges, reds and browns.
What fabrics don’t go with this colour?
Powder blue and yellow.
Do I like this colour better or less after working with it?
Yes, I like it even more, I want to use more pink – dark pinks, cerise pinks, pale pink, any pink.
Will it inspire a new palette?
I think it is due for something different from peach. Navy blue? Black even? (Although I don’t think the Pig would have liked black).
Other comments
If I hadn’t been doing 15 minutes PINK would I have bought the pig fabric? No, I wouldn’t even have considered it. Do I like the pig mat? – yes, it will become a favourite.


Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

That is so funny - and an adorable pig among the flowers!

Helen said...

Miss Piggy is adorable! I love all your pinks, too.

Tracey said...

What an adorable commentary on your "plan"!! Love the flower AND the pig. The flower fabrics are lovely, and the pig looks quite happy ~ even though he didn't share nicely. Great work!

Miki Willa said...

This is so very cute! I love the creature theme you have going on. What a wonderful collection to put on a wall. I love the fabrics you put together and created the framing for the pig. You have a wonderful eye for color and pattern. Great job.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

You are so clever.. Love the pigs!! I might have even picked that up to use too! Hehe!

Annie said...

Yes, Miss Piggy has a way of taking over everyone's life she encounters! jk But your little piggy mat is adorable! I love how you started out in one direction and ended up switching to another. Happens to me all the time!

janequiltsslowly said...

I want to see Ms. Piggie next to Nessie. I think the pinks and blue/greens will look beautiful together. I do think I might have bought the pigs too. Great.

fiberchick said...

This is a charming block!