Hazel the Hedgehog

The last week I’ve been working away feverishly on swap projects. For some reason I thought it would be brilliant to sign up for three swaps that all had deadlines within a week of each other, and to top it off…I procrastinated on all three! So my style!

After going through my partner’s feeds, I realized that there was one pattern that I could personalize for all three people. Hazel the Hedgehog II by Elizabeth Hartman. It is such a fun pattern that I will actually be making two more, one as a baby quilt for a friend (fabrics already selected) and one as a mini quilt for my sewing room, because I just fell in love with Hazel.

Hazel the Hedgehog - green - http://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

This was my first Hazel for the Text Me Mini Quilt Swap on Instagram. My partner loves Cotton and Steel and the color green. I hope she loves this one. The background is a remnant that I picked up on vacation at Intrepid Thread.

Hazel the Hedgehog - pink - http://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comThis little Hazel is winging it’s way across the Atlantic to one of the ladies in the birthday club that I have been participating in all year. I hope she loves her as much as I do. The best part is everything came out of my stash – always nice!

Hazel the Hedgehog - http://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comThis is all three of the Hazel’s that I made. The bottom on is actually a quilted pillow cover for one of the ladies in my guild. And I’m actually ahead of schedule for this one as it isn’t due until September 2nd!

So a few things about the pattern: Elizabeth Hartman is a genius with how she has you assemble Hazel. I know it looks like a ton of triangles and scary bias seams, but I promise you that it is super easy and I would venture to say that it is a confident beginner pattern. The key is to read all the way to the end and make sure you cut precisely!

This week is all about finishing up the secret project I spoke of last Friday. I need to get it finished and shipped ASAP! Then back to making a wonderful friend a Hazel quilt for her soon to be born daughter. Oh and I have to crank out Anne’s back to school dress by next Monday! Tomorrow is the link up for August Finishes!

Happy Sewing!

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4 Responses to Hazel the Hedgehog

  1. Kaholly says:

    How timely. I’ve gone to Elizabeth’s site to order Hazel several times today, but keep ‘hedging’! But now, after seeing yours, I believe I’ll finally hit that purchase button! Cute work!

  2. Susan says:

    How cute those are. I’ve liked that pattern since I first saw it. Doesn’t AnneMarie want one, too? =)

  3. Michele says:

    They are adorable!!!

  4. Kay says:

    These are just amazing, I love the different colours used too. x

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