Isn't there one project you admire, wish and want to make just once? (more, of course) Enter Hazel! Seriously, it isn't a surprise that this little lady captured so many hearts in the quilting world! Elizabeth Hartman @Oh, Fransson knocked it out of the park with this one!
The truth is, when I hear the name Hazel I immediately flashback to Shirley Booth as Hazel in the sitcom back in the early 60's. She made me want to have a maid (who wouldn't) just like her! The tag line 'Here Comes Hazel' sticks with me...right or wrong...it's there!
17 1/2" x 19 1/2"
Ain't she sweet! I wasn't sure which fabric to use. Prints, solids? In the end I decided it was time to use my secret stash of Tula Pink Plume. It was time. My sister was worthy, Hazel is worthy...no question!
I decided she was going to get a streak of personality! Hot pink! She rocks it big time! I had to do the glasses. Cat eyes are just too damn cute to ignore!
Because I was cutting it close, really close to Christmas I needed to kick it in to high gear and get it done. The quilting is good old straight lines. Perfect for this wall hanging and fast and effective.
The pink streak received extra lines using pink thread. Personality on steroids!
I used Pellon Wonder Under 805R for the glasses. I should have machine stitched them on after ironing in place. You can see how they frayed a little on the edges. I did think about it, then promptly let it go. It was a wall hanging, not a quilt...it'll be okay!
The backing fabric is a piece I've had lurking around in my stash for far too long. And of course, the hanging corners and tabs for the wood slat.
It did make it across the country just in time for Christmas! Whew! I don't know why I wait so long! Maybe in 2016 I'll make random 'things' throughout the year. That would be too easy and too organized I think!