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Raccoon Mini

Posted on: July 28th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

This Raccoon Mini quilt was a really fun make! I love the rainbow feel of this wee quilt. It’s refreshing for me to be able to dig into those solids every now and again.

These are not my first sneaky raccoons…..

There was an entire quilt full here…..

And some of those raccoons, shared in that post, were half sized blocks.
The babies were especially cute!

I had some leftover fabric from making the backing for my original Dog Gone Cute quilt that I used to piece the backing for this mini. It’s Windy Day in Aqua from the Backyard Baby collection by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics. I love the soft blues and greens. And the pop of contrasting orange used to make those wee birds.

I added corner tabs for hanging this mini. All you need to do is drill a hole in the center of a yard stick after cutting it to the correct length. Then you can hang this mini invisibly. I think it would look adorable in a nursery!


I considered using a solid for the binding, but then I spied this sweet green piece from Northcott Fabrics hanging around in my stash and felt it made the perfect fresh frame.
The quilting was performed using my walking foot to create organic wavy lines with white thread both on top and in the bobbin.





The “Raccoon” mini quilt finished at 26.5″ x 26.5″
and was the 41st use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.

You can find the Raccoon Block pattern here in my shop.

The block pattern includes instructions for both the full size and half size blocks. And the instructions for turning the full size blocks into a mini quilt can be found here.


Linking up to Finish it up Friday with

Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts


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10 Responses

  1. Karen Ackva says:

    This is such a gorgeous, color-happy, and whimsical quilt – perfect for alittle one. Your designs totally awesome! You are totally awesome!! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Nancy J says:

    They are all looking very serious,and the backing, totally gorgeous.

  3. Beautiful! Love it with these bright solid colours – and your backing choice. Such cute raccoons.

  4. Needled Mom says:

    The mini is so cute and I like the idea of a ruler with a hole drilled into it for the hanging.

  5. Ioleen says:

    Perfect for a baby's room. Bright colours, love them.

  6. Kat says:

    Too cute! I love your sneaky raccoons.

  7. Mel J. says:

    Super cute! I love the mini version of the raccoons the best 🙂

  8. KaHolly says:

    How do you find the time to be so productive? You amaze me. Another cute project!

  9. I do love your racoons (not an animal we have here in NZ) but they look like such bandits LOL! Awesome work, I love that backing fabric.

  10. Jen says:

    So cute, love the solids! Great tip about the yardstick, I'm gonna try that!