Fabric

Hedgehog Family Quilt

By  Jennifer Davey 

size: 36"x45"

  • Hedgehog Family Quilt

Materials

  • Quilting fabrics: sky, 1-1/4 yds.; backing and binding, 1-3/4 yds.; green tree top, 3/8 yd.; tree trunk, 8-1/4”x27, 1-3/4”x8”; grass, 8”x36”, hedgehog face, 1/4 yd; hedgehog nose, 3”x3” scrap; hedgehog body, 1/3 yd.
  • Batting, 1-1/4 yds.
  • Embroidery floss: green, black

Tools

  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • Therm O Web HeatnBond FeatherLite Fusible Webbing, 3-1/2 yds.

Basic Supplies

  • fabric marking pen, straight pins, scissors, iron, pressing surface, and pressing cloth

Pattern - Hedgehog Family Quilt

  • General
  • 1. Print out full-size pattern. Trace appliqué designs on paper side of fusible webbing; cut apart leaving space around pattern lines.
  • 2. Prewash all fabrics. Follow manufacturer's instructions to fuse fusible webbing to corresponding fabrics. Cut out.
  • Appliqués
  • 1. Cut 36"x45" panels from sky fabric and batting; layer batting to wrong side of fabric.
  • 2. Peel paper backing from trunk pieces; position on sky fabric. Fuse together following manufacturer's instructions. Machine-sew 1/16" to 1/8" from edge of trunk pieces with matching thread to add quilted detail and secure edges. Repeat with tree top and grass pieces.
  • 3. Layer body, face, and nose on work surface. Machine-sew around edge of nose and face with coordinating threads. Tear backing away from body; press onto quilt using iron. Machine-sew around body to secure.
  • 4. Satin stitch hedgehog eyes and stem stitch hedgehog mouth using black floss and embroidery needle. Add grass details using green floss.
  • Assemble Quilt
  • 1. Cut 36"x45" panel from backing fabric. Pin front, batting, and backing together with right side facing out. Draw desired quilting design on quilt top using fabric marking tool. Quilt along lines using matching thread.
  • 2. Cut four 2-1/2"-strips of backing fabric; press in half to create 1-1/4" binding. Pin binding in place around edges; machine-sew 1/4" from raw edge to attach.
  • Tip
  • 1. Creating quilts with raw fabric edges showing adds character and texture to the quilt as it is washed again and again.