Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Framing a Quilted Pig

This upcycle is so quick and so simple, I doubt you will need much of an explanation at all to create something similar.

It's so exciting to be part of the Sustainable Craft Challenge Blog Hop!  All the talented bloggers are such an encouragement!

My project begins in a thrift store where I noticed this cute pig inside a frame.  It was half price so, of course, it came home with me.

As with most projects that begin in second hand places, first order of business was dismantling all the pieces and getting them clean.  Notice the sweet swine is stitched to white paper.  Without contrast, the cutie pie is almost invisible!

Check out this cool vintage post card that was tucked inside!

Back to my project!  
I carefully cut around the stitches and traced the bovine pattern for later projects.  My plan for Christmas decor this year will be a combo of handmade and cottage core.

Choosing the background took the most time!  Once I settled on the rusty vintage stripe paper, my darling pig was attached with glue dots and tucked back inside her frame.

What a difference a little contrast makes!  

Will you please tell me your plans for Christmas?

;-)  -Marci

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  1. It's amazing what a little background change will do, Marci! Your adorable piggy can now be seen in all its' glory! What a precious find!

  2. Marci, this is absolutely adorable! What a great thrift find. It's amazing how such a simple project, like changing the background in the frame, made it even more charming. The pattern on the pig is lovely and the background you chose is simply perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your delightful project with us.

    Stephanie @Crazy Little Love Birds

  3. The red background really make this little piggy pop! This is a fun and unique find.

  4. This is adorable and so much fun! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Well, isn't that about the cutest thing on the internet? I have a pig farmer friend that I would like to make this for him!

  6. Wow! That background change really made a difference for this little cute quilted pig! What a great idea to frame him!

  7. Your framed pig is a cutie! The new background really makes him pop and the frame is a great way to display him. I trace stuff for future projects, too ~lol. You just never know when you might need that pattern down the road.


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