hedgehog parade

Here is my hedgehog parade :

hedgehog parade pillow covers - skalabara

Christmas is coming quickly. This year I am going to spend the festive season with my Mum in Prague. As I have 5 kids in the family, I was thinking about some sewn presents for them. Two years ago I made these pillow covers :  birds and planes. This year I came over a wonderful hedgehog pattern for a pillow cover or a quilt by Elizabeth Hartman.

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So here I am – sewing 5 little hedgehogs for the kids. The pattern is very clear and all steps are well explained. I have followed the color palette suggestion in the pattern. This time I got out my stash box with all the solids. I am happy how the hedgehogs turned out – gloriously colorful and bright!

hedgehog parade pillow covers 3 - skalabara

All pillow covers are free-motion quilted, each with a color matching thread. I have used different quilting threads from my stock : Mettler – Quilting Cotton 40/3, Cotton Patch – Cotty 40/3, Superior Threads – King Tut 40/3 and Gutermann – Sulky 30.

hedgehog parade pillow covers collage - skalabara

The backing fabric I have bought some time ago. It has in the pattern all the colors I have used for the hedgehogs. All pillow covers have zippers on the back – here a quick and easy to follow tutorial by Riley Blake Designs.

hedgehog parade pillow covers collage detail and back - skalabara

Happy quilting, have wonderful weekend, Barbora

20 comments on “hedgehog parade

  1. These look fantastic, and I bet they were pretty fun to make too. I wonder if there’ll be a scramble for the pink one!


  2. Little Black Cat Quilting says:

    I love this little hedgehog pattern! Every time I’ve seen it, it makes me smile. 🙂 I’m sure the kids will love them!


  3. Loving those hedgehogs – they really have an amazing appeal, don’t they?


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  5. Heide says:

    These are super cute! Love all the fun bright colors!


  6. OMG, your little hedgehog pillows are just ADORABLE! Too stinkin’ cute! 🙂


  7. Karen @ runsewfun says:

    Looks like a Happy Christmas at your house! These are darling!


  8. Jayne says:

    I want these! I recently ordered the pattern and cannot wait! These pillows are going to be a big, big hit!


  9. QuiltnMama says:

    Love these! They’d really jazz up my drab sofa.


  10. Super cute and gorgeous!


  11. vivjm says:

    They are wonderful!


  12. basildonkitchens says:

    Oh my goodness – these are soooooooo cute! 🙂


  13. knitnkwilt says:

    Those are so cute! I think they will be a hit.


  14. Teje says:

    Hi Barbora! Thesea are super cute! Kids will love their presents!x Teje


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