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Pretty Piggy and Corn Cob – quilt blocks tutorial

Posted on: April 24th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

For each Pretty Piggy block you will need:

Light Pink
2 @ 1.5″ x 3.5″
6 @ 1.5″ square
2 @ 1.5″ x 6.5″
2 @ 1.5″ x 2.5″
2 @ 0.75″ x 1.25″
1 @ 1.25″ x 2.5″
1 @ 2.75″ x 4.5″

Dark Pink
4 @ 1.5″ x 2.5″
1 @ 1.5″ x 4.5″
1 @ 2″ x 4.5″
3 @ 1″ x 1.5″

Background
4 @ 1.5″ square
2 @ 2.5″ x 5.5″
1 @ 2.5″ x 4.5″
2 @ 2.5″ square

Black
2 @ 1.25″ square
2 @ 1″ square

Step 1:  Take 2 Background @ 1.5″ squares and place them on the bottom ends of 2 Light Pink @ 1.5″ x 3.5″ rectangles.  Sew along the diagonal and trim 1/4″ seam.  Press the seams open.  Take 2 Light Pink @ 1.5″ squares and sew them onto the ends of 2 Dark Pink @ 1.5″ x 2.5″ rectangles.  Take 2 more Light Pink @ 1.5″ squares and place them on the bottom ends of the Dark Pink rectangles.  Sew along the diagonal and trim 1/4″ seam.  Press the seams open.

Step 2:  Take the units made in the previous step and sew them together.  Also take 2 Background @ 2.5″ x 5.5″ rectangles and sew them onto the bottoms.  Press the seams open.

Step 3:  Take 2 Dark Pink @ 1.5″ x 2.5″ rectangles and place them on the top ends of 2 Light Pink @ 1.5″ x 6.5″ rectangles.  Sew along the diagonal and trim 1/4″ seam.  Press the seams open.  Take 2 Light Pink @ 1.5″ x 2.5″ rectangles and place them on the top ends of 2 Dark Pink @ 1.5″ x 2.5″ rectangles.  Sew along the diagonal and trim 1/4″ seam.  Press the seams open. Take 2 Background @ 1.5″ squares and place them on the ends of the Light Pink rectangles.  Sew along the diagonal and trim 1/4″ seam.  Press the seams open.

Step 4:  Take 2 Light Pink @ .75″ x 1.25″ rectangles, 2 Black @ 1.25″ squares and 1 Light Pink @ 1.25″ x 2.5″ rectangle.  Sew them together and press the seams open.  Also take 2 Light Pink @ 1.5″ squares and place them on the top corners of 1 Dark Pink @ 2″ x 4.5″ rectangle.  Sew along the diagonal and trim 1/4″ seam.  Press the seams open.  For the nostrils, take 3 Dark Pink 1″ x 1.5″ rectangles and 2 Black @ 1″ squares.  Sew them together and press the seams open.  To make the face unit, take 1 Background @ 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangle, 1 Light Pink @ 2.75″ x 4.5″ rectangle, the parts made in the beginning of this step and 1 Dark Pink @ 1.5″ x 4.5″ rectangle.  Sew them together and press the seams open.

Step 5:  Take the units made in Step 3 and sew them onto the sides of the face unit made in Step 4.  Press the seams open.  Take 2 Background 2.5″ squares and place them on the bottom corners of the face.  Sew along the diagonal and trim 1/4″ seam.  Press the seams open.  Take the units made in Step 2 and sew them onto the sides of the face unit.  Press the seams open.

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For each Corn Cob block you will need:

Light Yellow
2 WOF strips @ 1.5″ (if using fat quarters, cut 3 strips)

Dark Yellow
2 WOF strips @ 1.5″ (if using fat quarters, cut 3 strips)

Background
6 @ 1.5″ square

Green
1 @ 1.5″ square

Step 1: Take 1 WOF Dark Yellow strip @ 1.5″ wide and 1 WOF Light Yellow strip @ 1.5″ wide and join them by sewing along the length.  Press the seam open.

Step 2:  Cut the unit in half.

Step 3:  Cut the remaining 1 WOF Dark Yellow strip @ 1.5″ wide and 1 WOF Light Yellow strip @ 1.5″ wide into half lengths.

Step 4:  Sew 1 half length Light Yellow strip @ 1.5″ wide onto the side of one unit and 1 half length Dark Yellow strip @ 1.5″ wide onto the side of the other unit.  Press the seams open.

Step 5:  Subcut each of the units into 1.5″ wide segments.  Arrange the 1.5″ wide segments as shown and sew them together.  Press the seams open.  Take your 4 Background @ 1.5″ squares and place them on the corners.  Sew along the diagonal and trim 1/4″ seam.  Press the seams open.

Step 6:  Take your 2 Background @ 1.5″ squares and 1 Green @ 1.5″ squares.  Sew them together and press the seams open.  Sew them onto the end of the corn cob and press the seam open.

Here are some suggestions for uses of the Pretty Piggy quilt block, with or without the Corn Cob block.  Make a cute little mug rug or hot pot mat, place mats or a table runner.  Even a wall hanging for your kitchen.

Pig out!!!!

And remember to….

Keep On Quilting On!
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26 Responses

  1. Anita says:

    Thanks for the great tutorial, Lorna! It will be used, oink!

  2. Susan L. says:

    Thanks so much for the free Piggy block tutorial, Lorna! I love this block! Well, I love all your blocks! ;o)

  3. Oh my goodness oink oinkie oinkonikYou are so generous and sweet. Most bloggers design and sell, and bicker over \”copyright\”You are a gem, Lorna. I want to make a pig. You are that inspiring

  4. Stephanie says:

    What an efficient way to make the corncobs! Love this whole design.

  5. Unknown says:

    Oh, my free? I'll tag you on IG when I create my Pigs!saphre1964

  6. Needled Mom says:

    Those are just darling. Thank you for the pattern.

  7. MoeWest says:

    Thanks Lorna! The pig is so cute in polka dots!

  8. Ioleen says:

    Thanks so very munch Lorna.

  9. Lori says:

    So adorable. Thank you so much for the free pattern and the great tutorial. I know just where I will be using these. Again thank you.

  10. Beth says:

    So very talented! Love all the animals that you have been creating!!

  11. KathleenD says:

    You are very talented and very generous!!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful tutorial!

  12. Lara B. says:

    Oh my gosh! I love seeing Pretty Piggy done up in real fabrics! You are such a sweetheart to freely share how to make it Lorna! I can just see this being the hit at summertime meals as everyone gathers around the table. Pinning it!

  13. Steffi says:

    Dear Lorna,I like your tutotrials, ist wonderful!GreetingsSteffi

  14. Mtclifford says:

    Thank you Lorna! It's so nice of you to share your adorable patterns with us!

  15. Glinda ♥ says:

    Woweeeee! You are super talented and mega generous! Love your work, m'dear 🙂

  16. Thank you so much, dear Lorna! I love that pig and I love all of your animals!!!!Greetings from Upper Bavaria!Marlies

  17. LuAnn says:

    Thank you!!! <3 I am so excited to make pigs. I am working on your elephant quilt as I write this. Love your patterns! They are so fun to make!!

  18. Patti says:

    Well, I won't be able to resist this cuutie! Thanks for anotherfantastic tutorial!

  19. tubakk says:

    You always tempt me, Lorna. I'm still working on the elephants, and have to finish that one first. Thanks for this tuto.

  20. OMGosh….what a cute piggy.

  21. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial.

  22. Vera says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing! Your animals are the cutiest!

  23. Terry says:

    These are just so cute!!!! Thanks for the tutorial :)terryscwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

  24. KaHolly says:

    Brilliant, Lorna! Doing a little secret sewing and this pig is center stage! Finished her up this morning and I'm tickled pink! Thank you sew much for the tutorial. Still not quite sure if I'll incorporate the corn cobs into it. The big reveal won't be until November, but when I'm finished, I'll send you a picture. XO, karen

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