I had really hoped to share a couple of quilt tops this long weekend however it has been so hot here that I haven't been able to get any decent photos. The sun is so bright that my photos look dreadful, and really no-one with any sense spends any time outside when it is this hot. I realised I hadn't shared this cute chap I made before Christmas.
Making soft animals is such fun! One of my favourite creators of all things cute and cuddly is Jodi Carlton of Ric Rac. Baxter is a gorgeous hedgie who I have made before a couple of times (my daughter has a Baxter and his friend Lou). I made this hedgie for a friend at work.
He looks so royal with his long spines.
I try to give all the animals I make a smile, it took me a couple of goes to get the stitching just right.
Baxter and patterns for more fantastic creations of Jodi's are available from Ballarat Patchwork. On her website there is a lovely story simply called Baxter. I bought my long staple (hmm, wool has 'staple', not sure about fur fabric?) fur fabric and wool suiting from Spotlight to make him.