I just love these critter quilts. I did Dwight the Dear last year, and also bought the patterns for Bjorn the Bear and the Fancy Forest. The Fancy Forest pattern package has Hazel the Hedgehog in it, and I couldn’t resist making a bunch of Hazel blocks.
Man there are a bunch of little pieces in a Hazel block! I used my Me+You batiks for the hedgehog spines and was careful to organize as I cut:
I did the piecing mainly over the holiday break and then sat on the blocks for a few months while I finished another project. I whipped them out this weekend, put them together, and got them quilted.
Here is a close up of the quilting – it is a very simple, open pattern called Raindrops. I just bought a bunch of colors of SoFine #50 and used a light blue thread for both the front and back. I think it blends in well.
The back – it is an Art Gallery print:
Some more fun shots
I love my Hazels and I might be tempted to make more but man, they took some time to get together! For now, Hazel is heading off to Hawaii to meet my new nephew.
Final Hazel details –
25 total Hazel blocks, final measurement 40″ wide by 45″ long.
Quilted with SoFine #50, color 519 in the top and the bobbin.
Close to 25,000 quilting stitches – quilted on my Avante with the Prostitcher using the Raindrops E2E pattern from UrbanElementz (a free download!)
This was on my Q1’18 FAL list, so I’ll link up there at the end of March.