hedgehog-480x480Your collection of Forest Friends is now complete with cute little Henry Hedgehog! He’s #6 in the set of six designs, all measuring within a 4½” x 4½” perimeter.

We hope you have appliquéd and embroidered all of these friendly critters in imaginative ways. Next week, we’ll round out the series with cute scenic setting options for our forest pals.

CLICK HERE for your free Henry Hedgehog pattern.

See you along the woodland path!

Looking for the rest of the Forest Friends?

Click here for Nutley Squirrel.

Click here for Sassy Moose.

Click here for Buddy Bear.

Click here for Freddy Fox.

Click here for Woody Owl.


Each of the Forest Friends can be created with a raw edge appliqué technique.

Here are some basic steps to try:

Using your favorite fusible interfacing, trace the Forest Friend’s parts individually onto the paper side. Tracing creates a reverse image so flip if desired.

Cut out the pieces of the Forest Friend, leaving a generous allowance around each piece.

Iron the fusible interfacing to the WRONG side of the desired fabric.

Cut out along the line on the fusible interfacing.

Peel the paper backing from the fusible interfacing.

Iron the Forest Friend pieces in place on the background fabric.

Stitch along the edges of the owl using a straight stitch, zig zag or satin stitch.


Not only are the Forest Friends great for appliqué, you might also choose to grab some embroidery floss and stitch him up!

Here are some basic steps to try:

Using a light box, trace the outline of the owl lightly on the front side of the fabric to be embroidered.

Select fun colors for stitching. Use an outline stitch and stitch over the marked lines.

Embellish with buttons, bows, yarn or beads as desired.

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Dorothy Skeels

Thank you for the Forest Friends patterns. I will make something special, either applique or embroidery for my great-grandchildren with them. They are so cute!


The designs for this quilt are so darn cute. Oh how nice and lucky a baby would be to cuddle up in the forest.

So Nice of You to Share! Love all these little critters. Thank You!