Hazel is a friendly patchwork hedgehog just waiting to be a part of your next quilt! This pattern uses conventional patchwork techniques (no paper piecing or templates) and can be made using precut 1½" strips, precut 10" squares, or an assortment of fabric scraps.
The pattern includes a summary of the pieces needed to make single blocks, so Hazel will be right at home in other quilts or smaller patchwork projects. The projects are made using standard patchwork piecing and do not involve any paper piecing or templates.
Quilt sizes and fabric requirements are included in the listing images. You will also need the fabric marking tool of your choice. Please note that all yardages are based on fabric at least 42" wide, except the backing fabric for the baby quilt, which should be at least 44" wide.
SELECTING FABRIC There are two basic fabric options for piecing Hazel Hedgehog. (The Lap Quilt with Fabric Option 2 is shown in the photos.)
Option 1 (shown in quilt size diagrams) Use the same fabric for all of the faces and bodies and a different colorful fabric for each hedgehog’s spines. This is a good idea if you want to feature print fabrics or a roll of precut 1½" strips. Use one print fabric or precut strip to make each hedgehog's spines. Use the same neutral solids for all of the the faces and bodies to highlight the assortment of fabrics used for the spines.
Option 2: (shown in sample quilt) Use 3 coordinating fabric scraps: 8” x 8” light, 6” x 7” medium, and 10” x 10” dark for each block. This is a good idea if you have a variety of solid and monochromatic print scraps that you want to mix and match. Precut 10" x 10" squares also work well for this option.
For both options, the eyes and noses should be made with the darkest of all your fabrics.