Isn’t Hazel cute? Once finished, she will be adopted by my oldest daughter as her birthday gift this year.
The pattern was very well written with clear cutting & sewing instructions. The only method change that I made was using Doug Leko’s Simple Folded Corners ruler instead of the stitch-n-flip method.
It didn’t take that long to cut the corners off and I feel that my sewing was more accurate. The corners needed to be trimmed whether it was before or after stitching, so why not?
Once all 9 bodies were constructed, I auditioned the fabric for the spines. The requested colors were pink, purple and robin-egg blue.
The blue may be a tad bit darker than robin-egg, but I like how these fabrics play together. Are they sporting Mohawk haircuts here?
Much better – getting a trim.
Ta-Da – quilt top completed. Now you may be wondering about the one hedgehog wearing purple glasses. Ms Hazel with the glasses is in honor of a very special granddaughter.
Ms E is a fan of all things purple and is holding a purple carrot that she (with some help from her mother) grew this year. What a cutie! And I swear that I am not biased or anything.
Now it is time to get this quilt top on the frame. The top finished at 36″ x 39″, so I am hopeful that I can finish the machine quilting tomorrow.
PS The template for the glasses was found on Elizabeth Hartman’s website.