Ned has cousin. Say hi to Fred! Hedgehogs are going the right way up. I gave up on even attempting pattern matching but I think he looks alright! (see earlier post for details on Ned!)
One thing I noticed is that Ned and Fred's shape means they are prone to rolling over when you try and stick a pin in them (well they are hedgehogs after all!) so this time around I put a weight in Fred to keep him upright.
Not having any fancy walnut shells or anything like that I used some rice in a little pouch I made - basmati - as that was all we had in the cupboard! I'm happier with it this way as I was starting to feel a little bad sticking pins in poor Ned lying sideways!
This week I'm not going to leave with this as the only finish! I did get the baby quilt panel finished and added in some lettering in the quilting to personalise it! First time using a panel and though I prefer piecing a quilt, I think for a quick baby gift they do work well!
And there's more! I forgot to tell you about the Fat Quarter shop quilts I finished over the summer. Last year I took part in a blog hop for the Layers of Charm quilt pattern using a layer cake and a charm pack to make a lap quilt. I picked some grey squares but the fabric went missing in the post so made this quilt using Amy Butler Fabrics.
Eventually the greys turned up and I finally got around to quilting it and the Charm Pack Cherry quilt top I had made the year before!
Instead of a border I free motion quilted the corners with Layers of Charm, Fat QuarterShop Blog Hop by Ruth Bourke.
I used different colours in each direction of the Layers of Charm Quilt but for the Charm Pack Cherry quilt below I stuck with a blue/yellow/green thread and used that for the whole quilt (second on the top row!)
The quilt is made with Noteworthy by Sweetwater for Moda and with some Essex Linen and Moda Naturals. The pattern calls for 2 patterned charm packs and 2 plain. Instead of using all the same colour in the plain I used what I had on hand of creams to light browns and this quilt has to be one of my favourites. It's all mine, just for me when I want to snuggle in reading a book - Charly has been allowed up on it on my lap so I guess I'm kinda sharing!
I backed it with the leftover bits of Tula Pink Freefall fabric I had on hand and it wasn't quite enough so this quilt got a funny long rectangular label!
Finished at last! Could get used to this!