Hazel and the Hedgehogs {a finished quilt!}

Let me introduce you to Hazel and the Hedgehogs :)  This is without a doubt the cutest quilt I have EVER made!!

Hazel and the Hedgehogs

This quilt is for a dear friend who is expecting her first baby soon.  The gender is a surprise and when I saw Elizabeth Hartman's new quilt pattern (found here), I just knew what I had to make.

Hazel and the Hedgehogs

I pieced it last weekend and fell more and more in love with these little hedgehogs as I kept sewing.  The first one I pieced, I'm calling Hazel.  She's in the center of the quilt and I didn't even realize until after I was finished with her that I swapped her two center "spikes"!  (Actually, I didn't realize until someone on Instagram pointed it out to me!!)  Of course I was not going to unpick her, so instead she has a funky little hairdo :)Hazel and the Hedgehogs

My boys and I decided that she's the lead singer of her punk rock band named "Hazel and the Hedgehogs".  She takes center stage in the quilt and I think it's just perfect that way.  

I did simple straight line quilting every inch using Aurifil 50wt. 2600.  I didn't want the quilting to take away from these cuties and wanted it to be soft and snuggly for baby :)Hazel and the Hedgehogs

One of the best things about this quilt is that all of the fabric used in the hedgehogs were pulled from my scrap bins.  It always feels good to use up some scraps.  I also found this sweet DS Quilts print that was just the right size for the back.  No piecing needed!  I have to admit, I love how it looks with the charcoal binding too.

Hazel and the Hedgehogs

Hopefully baby will love this quilt as much as I do, because it is honestly a little hard to part with because it just makes me happy :)Hazel and the HedgehogsThanks so much for stopping by,

Amanda