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.

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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.

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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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