whole hog

by Dorie on June 11, 2013

Whole Hog, the one block quilt. #miniquilt

Earlier this year I finished a little quilt with words on it. I find that I look at that quilt a lot, and it’s actually helpful. And more than that, making the quilt was a good thing. Making a quilt about it is as good a way of dealing as any.

I like problem solving and figuring out how to make things work. Sometimes I spend time thinking up new solutions to the same problem instead of just staying committed to the solution I’ve started. While that can be a good quality, it gets old. Solutions are great, but they’re even better with follow-through. Hence, my reminder. I’m all in, whole hog, working to get stuff done.

That’s why I made this little mini quilt, but I totally love it at face value too. Pigs! Hogs! Text! Hand quilting! If I can find a place where it won’t get greasy, I’ll put it in the kitchen.


Sarah June 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm

I love it! Brings new meaning to the “snout to tail” trend. And I love the idea of secret/alternative/personal mottoes in stitching (a kind of taking back of the saccharine cliches of the traditional sampler).

The white stitching outlining the blue star is especially nice.

Dorie June 13, 2013 at 10:13 am

Thanks Sarah! How often do you get to be snout to tail and motivational at the same time?

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