HedgeHUGS BOM – Block #9

July and the first half of August were extremely busy for me with quilting for customers. Now I am finally caught up and have started working through my own project queue. Some of the things I found in my closet were quite a surprise! As for gardening, the season is winding down. We have harvested all the onions, leeks and cabbage. The tomatoes are still going strong. But the biggest success of the year were the watermelons. We have picked two so far, and they were so good! Sweet and juicy and full of flavour, the best watermelon ever. I will definitely try this again next year. For those in my area: the variety is Sugar Baby which has a shorter ripening time, and it needs to be started indoors in late April and transplanted around May long weekend, otherwise there won’t be enough time for the melons to ripen before the temperatures start to drop. I highly recommend giving this a try, you will never like store-bought watermelons again!

As for our hedgehog friend, it’s time to go back to school. He maybe looks a bit old-fashioned with his blackboard but I thought it looked cuter than having him carry around a laptop. The backpack is a bit more complicated with a lot of small pieces but I think it looks adorable. Please remember that you don’t have to do everything exactly the way I did. You can always simplify or embroider details. As always, the pattern will be available for free download until the end of the month and move to the pattern store when the next block is released in October.

PPP-076-09 Hedgehog #9

EDIT: If you missed the free download in September, Block #9 is now available for purchase in the pattern store. I have also created a discount bundle for the first three blocks, if you missed more than just one download.

EDIT: Block 9 ist jetzt auch auf Deutsch/mit metrischen Maßen im Pattern Store verfügbar. Außerdem gibt es auch wieder ein Bündel für die Blöcke  7, 8 und 9.

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4 responses to “HedgeHUGS BOM – Block #9”

  1. Joanne Berndsen says:

    Hi Beatrice,
    So great to hear your watermelon is a great success !
    Locally grown Chilliwack watermelon has a very different ring to it than the famers signs with Chilliwack sweet corn for sale when I was a kid 🙂
    Autumn is in the air but next week will be back to Summer and 28 C here !
    Always fun finding nice surprises at home !
    take care,

  2. linmidquilts says:


  3. Lori Smanski says:

    awww this is so cute. I remember those days. Thanks for this pattern.

  4. Lori Smanski says:

    awww this is so adorable. he is happy to be off to school. thanks so much for this pattern

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