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Pigs in a Blanket with Hen and Chicks

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by Lorna McMahon


These little piggies didn’t go to the market. They stayed home in bed!

There is a series of different ideas for the Pigs in a Blanket. This one is with Hen and Chicks.



Although I was highly tempted to go with solids for this quilt, I used prints for everything except the white sheet behind the pillows and for the grey background on the quilt.



The backing is Novella Finnelopy in Aqua by Valori Wells for Free Spirit. I found this in the bottom drawer of my stash. It was the perfect size and it feels good to use it up. Plus it’s a great match to the binding and it looks so cute! 


The quilting was performed using a plain white thread on top and in the bobbin. The binding is Alison Glass Sun Print Link Yonder from Clinton Modern Fabrics.


The “Pigs in a Blanket with Hen and Chicks” quilt finished at 35″ x 40″
and was the 70th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.
Pigs in a Blanket with Hen and Chicks 34″ x 40″


Pigs in a Blanket with Hen and Chicks 34″ x 34″



The Pigs in a Blanket with Hen and Chicks pattern provides instructions for two sizes: 34″ square and 34″ x 40″.

Want to make your own?

You can find the pattern here.




Linking up to Finish it up Friday with

Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts


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20 Responses

  1. Nancy J says:

    Love the layout, and what a super backing. Then the binding finishes it off perfectly.

  2. Kay says:

    Absolutely adorable. x

  3. Unknown says:

    This has gone straight to my to-do list!! Love it. Thank you. xx

  4. Very cute, I love the little chickens. Another great design Lorna,

  5. So cute! A great baby quilt!

  6. So very cute, Lorna! Love the smaller size it comes in!

  7. I like this very much The piggies are so sweet peeking over, and the chicks and mama are very nice. Great pattern

  8. Kate says:

    I had the silly thought that it would make a great wedding quilt, in queen size.

  9. Carol R. says:

    You're doing such a wonderful job documenting which fabric & it's name and by which designer. I'm lucky to remember the pattern & it's designers name and sometimes I have to check that several times.Love your piggies 🙂

  10. SarahZ says:

    This a fun series to watch grow!! I adore your backing too! I especially love when you can find the perfect, big, bold print that can stand on it's own for a backing!! It is like a \”stealth\” spotlight for a favorite fabric, to me anyway! xo!

  11. SandraC says:

    This is my favourite Pigs in a Blanket so far! I have to say, my eye was roaming around the quilt looking for a chick that would have it's head down looking for feed. This may be my pick for what to make for the next baby in the family, although we're not expecting any in the near future…that I know of 🙂

  12. Ioleen says:

    Super adorable. Love how they are resting their heads on such cute pillows.

  13. Kathy says:

    So stinking cute! HAHAHA! Get it?! Yah, sometimes I wonder about me, too. 🙂 Adorable quilt Lorna!

  14. Emily says:

    This is so cute!!!!

  15. OhLorna….you absolutely cracked me up with this one! LOVE IT!

  16. JanineMarie says:

    Another great one, Lorna! I love how the piggies have their little arms (legs?) outside of the blanket. So cute!

  17. So cute. I may have to make one and call it Bacon and Eggs…lol

  18. pollyanna says:

    Soooo cute! Your quilts are always so happy and lively 🙂

  19. Unknown says:

    Get out of town….those pigs and chickens. That is the cutest thing!!!