I've been wanting to make my own version of Hazel Hedgehog for a while now. I was particularly inspired by this version by Bendigo Lioness. I found it doing a google image search for "Hazel the Hedgehog Quilts." I even stole the name she used! I loved the bright print she used for Hazel's spikes. I thought about it, and I remembered some marbled fabrics I bought at a quilt show right after I moved to Charlotte. My packet had 10 different marbled fabrics that were 9" x 10". Lucky for me, that meant I could make a single Hazel from each!
|Hazel in progress|
Kona Butter is the background, Kona Black are the eyes & noses, and the colors in the Hazels are Kona Ballerina, Honeysuckle, Jade Green, Sage, Lavender, and Bright Periwinkle. I tried an experiment and used 2 layers of batting. I quilted around the edge of each Hazel and in between all the spikes and I was hoping the extra batting layer would help that stand out. I don't think it did, though I haven't washed it yet--I'm worried how the marbled fabrics will hold up in the wash.
I love it! I can't wait to hang it up! Rock on, Hazel!
Hazel & the Hedgehogs was on my list of Q1 goals in the globally hosted Finish Along.