Little Hedgehog


A student asked me about the little hedgehog on my block for Pam Kellogg's 2015 Crazy Quilt Calendar today. So, thought I'd post this little pattern for everyone.
 
 
You can reduce or enlarge to fit the space you want to fill. Here's how I created my version:
 
Step 1: Size shape to about 1 1/4" wide, cut it out of good quality wool felt
Step 2: Sew to CQ Block with tiny Blanket Stitches in matching color sewing thread
Step 3: Begin at the back and create layered Bullion Stitches in variegated brown/black floss. Stop at dashed pattern line. Look at the photo for direction of these knots.
Step4: Add black seed bead for eyes.
Step 5: Add Satin Stitches in black floss for end of snout.
 
Hope you enjoy creating him (or her). Hugs!
 
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13 comments:

Christine Barnsley said...

Kathy he is beautiful! If I have space at the end of my block I'm going to try and stitch him.... I can at least try him on my doodle muslin! Thank you! :) x

Shirlee Fassell said...

The hedgehog is great but far too many bullion stitches for me!!

Sandra said...

Thanks Kathy he is soooo cute

cq4fun said...

Adorable! And if one isn't good at bullion stitches before this, she ought to be afterward!

bri68 said...

Thanks fort this fabulous tute!

Suztats said...

I love bullions! Mr. Hedgie is a cutie.

Quayceetatter said...

Cute as a button, looking forward to making "Kathy" the hedgehog! Thank U!!! Linda in NM

Karen in Breezy Point said...

He's adorable--thanks for the pattern!

Joan said...

Thank you, Kathy, I love him! (P.S. I already had him pinned on my CQ critter board)

Sandra Graham said...

Love the hedgehog---it will give me plenty of practice with bullions!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

All I can say is - awwwwww!!!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

he is too cute. thank you so much for sharing a pattern here.

Maureen said...

I love him!!