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Monday, September 20, 2010

Olivia the Pig quilt and a mug mat

I am not a fan of pre-printed panels for quilts; but when Natalie started watching Olivia the Pig cartoons, I remembered this panel and coordinating fabric was featured in a quilting magazine a few years ago. A quick search of the internet, and I was able to get what I needed to make this quilt for her.



I used the leftover panel fabric for the binding. There were two squares left, and I used one to make a mug mat. I got my inspiration for the mat from Angela at Raggedy Owl. This is a new quilt blog that I have been reading, and it has become one of my favorites. Angela's taste in fabrics is totally different than what I buy, but I just love it. Everything she has shown on her block is fun and colorful. I just may be tempted to dive in and try something new!

18 comments:

Angela said...

i just love your quilt and mug rug! i bet Natalie is one happy girl. and thank you so much for the kind words! :)

Sewn With Grace said...

How cute is this?!! I bet that was fun to make. Great Job!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Too cute!! I'm not familiar with many cartoon characters these days (sadly, no grandkids yet). However, when cruising thru the channels one day I saw Olivia and fell in love. She is so cute! (pssst... I watched almost the entire cartoon that day too.. lol). -Tammy

Barb said...

Oh how cute, I know Natie must love this quilt, and the little mug rug is adorable. I need to get busy with something fabric, I am having symptons of withdrawal, it has been so long ;>)! Have a wonderful rest of the week, sending blessings from my part of PA!

Pokey said...

So cote! Olivia has many followers in the cutie pie set. Natalie is gonna love it!

Melanie said...

I love this!!!!Low stress -and a granddaughter that will love it--- what more do you need! OK-- close your eyes... think about it...I would have loved my Gramma doing that for me. May not have realized the appreciation until I was in my twenties-- but still....this is pretty awesome.

Audrey said...

Hi Mary! Love the blog you mentioned! I just spent the time reading all her posts!. Definitely one that I will go back to!

At Home With Amy said...

Oh Mary that quilt is just so wonderful. Natalie is sure to turn flips over it.
Its good to think outside the box every now and then and try something different. Good luck with creating new things.
Hugs,
AMY

Angie Berry said...

We watch Olivia the pig too... very cute. I love the quilt you made and the coordinating fabric is beautiful with it! I know Natalie will LOVE it! =]

Cheryl said...

The quilt is just adorable! Also like the mug rug. You do such great work. Going over to check out the blog you mentioned.

Linda said...

Very cute...that cartoon is a favorite of my great niece....and she is only 5 months old, but she watches it! They turned out very cute!

Cora said...

Oh my the quilt is too cute. I love it!!

Angie's Corner said...

Very sweet Mary! I love it. You and Angie are like two of my most favorite people:o) Miss you!

Angela

Debbie said...

Mary, you make me want to watch Olivia the Pig now! The quilt is too cute! I liked the post about the hankie quilt; would have loved a picture of it, too. I have a new book on crazy quilting that I'm eager to crack open and do some projects. You're inspiring! :) Thanks!

~Niki~ said...

adorable! my dd is almost 8 and LOVES olivia! so do i. sew sweet!

Leann said...

This is really cute - although I don't know who Olivia is:) I'm outta that age bracket for now.

Stay dry!
Leann

Gumbo Lily said...

Oh, what a fun quilt! I love "Marla's Quilt" down further too.

Jody

Christy@WickedHappy said...

So cute! I bet your sweetie loves her new Olivia quilt. She'll be the envy of all her little friends.