I love Elizabeth Hartmann's animal quilts, on Oh Fransson! and already have the cat one partly sewn and a sample block of the Fox sitting on my wall. When Gnome Angel announced a Quilt Along of the Hazel the Hedgehog pattern I immediately wanted to join in. I admit I procrastinated and didn't actually get started until last week, but have it all completed today.
The original idea was to make a cushion (pillow to the US) in the medium sized Hazel. Once the block was made she sat up on my wall for a day or so. I just wanted to keep going but wanted it to be baby quilt sized. The idea of the little Hazels surrounding the larger one came to mind in an effort to get the size I wanted. My friends and I have been doing a little solids challenge so solids are very much on my mind. They seemed the obvious choice.
I was curious what baby hedgehogs were called, and it seems (according to the Oxford Dictionary) until the 1990s they were simply called baby hedgehogs, kits, pups or piglets. Since around 1995 the term Hoglets has been used amongst those interested in hedgehogs.
I have therefore named this quilt Hazel and the Hoglets.
Size 48 inches by 48.
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