Autumn i8s my very favourite time of year. The leaves on my maple tree have begun to turn and I found my fingers itching to stitch in a warmer colour pallet.
I needed something quick to stitch because just like just about every quilter I know, I have many more projects to I'd like to tackle than time. Hazel Hedgehog II by Elizabeth Hartman jumped out at me as the 20" block is the perfect size for a cushion.
The first fabric I pulled was the starburst print in yarrow from Elizabeth's Pacific fabric range. I paired this with Kona cotton solids in cedar and daffodil and our espresso chambray. This block only required a FQ of each plus a shot cotton I pulled from my stash for Hazel's eyes and nose.
After some careful cutting, Hazel came together really well. The only tricky bit was the side units as extra care was needed to ensure those angles were pieced correctly. Having the pattern booklet in full colour really helped.
This espresso chambray is quickly becoming a shop favourite as it coordinates with absolutely everything. Perhaps I need to find time to make the Fancy Forrest quilt after all.