Warty Pig

15 Aug 2009
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My son took the photograph of this Warty Pig when we visited the zoo. I just had to do something with him.

 I have been trying out a new method and this seemed to be the perfect opportunity. I played around with Warty Pigs image in photoshop, printed him, turned the paper image into paper fabric and then topped stitched. He is only 5 3/4 x 4 inches and I think he looks really happy.

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MTRuth wrote
on 15 Aug 2009 1:13 PM

Love him!

riverart wrote
on 15 Aug 2009 2:04 PM

Wow looks great!  How did you do that so small?  I'm quite sure I would have run over a finger in the process.

Bronwyn9 wrote
on 15 Aug 2009 3:24 PM

He looks just wonderful, your stitching is very realistic, also love the background.

Drquilter wrote
on 15 Aug 2009 3:27 PM

love it! always wanted to do threadplay (if that is how you call what you did!) but it is way beyond my expertise...

KalGal2 wrote
on 15 Aug 2009 7:48 PM

Very nice. He does look happy and I bet you are too with the great outcome. I was wondering if you used a rather thick paper for this project or did you use a stablizer to keep the stitch from tearing thru the paper? I love the texture of the background...it looks so good with your stitches. I'd say you have a new technique mastered! Nancy

Phoenix4426 wrote
on 16 Aug 2009 3:52 AM

Hi - I borrowed parts of the tecnique from Jill Kennedy's paper quilting in June/July issue of QA, leaving out the crayons paint etc, but printing the design instead. Thanks for all the great comments! 

lin-e-bee wrote
on 17 Aug 2009 12:11 AM

Your pig is so cool - your thread work is really good - He really looks alive. well done.


on 30 Aug 2009 6:43 PM

He is the most beautiful wart hog I've ever seen!  Great job.

Quilnan wrote
on 3 Sep 2009 1:57 PM

This is great... your machine skills are admirable. This warty one has definite personality.

LuAnnKessi wrote
on 15 Jan 2010 5:33 PM

How fun!  I love this piece!

I also do thread work and find it so rewarding.

I love the use of the black, red and yellow in his hair.

LuAnn in Oregon