Sign up to follow by email! CLICK HERE

Mini Quilts – Hamsters, Raccoons and a Rainbow Unicorn

Posted on: October 6th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon
Rainbow Unicorn 24″ x 24″

No one can say that I haven’t kept myself busy lately.

This week I finished 3 mini quilts!

The first mini quilt is the Rainbow Unicorn. The pattern provides instructions for three different sizes. I chose the one that finishes at 24″ square.


I have made it before. You can view my other Rainbow Unicorn finishes here.

This time I used the “spiral” horn option.


The Rainbow Unicorn pattern provides instructions for three sizes. The blocks are 10″ 20″ and 40″ square and finish at 12″, 24″ and 48″ square including the borders.
The Rainbow Unicorn comes with instructions to make with either a solid horn or a spiral horn.


You can find the Rainbow Unicorn pdf pattern here in my shop.


Raccoon mini quilt 22″ x 26″



My Pet Hamster mini quilt 24″ x 26′”


I added corner tabs for hanging these quilts. I took 3″ squares, pressed them on the diagonal, placed them on the top corners of the finished quilts with raw edges even with the edges of the quilt, and then stitched them in place before sewing on the binding. Then all you need to do is drill a hole in the center of a yard stick after cutting it to the correct length. And you can hang these quilts invisibly.


The quilting on each of these 3 mini quilts was performed using my walking foot to create organic wavy lines with white thread both on top and in the bobbin.

It felt great to use some of the new prints I shared about in these posts. And I paired them up with some solids for the white and black and then the grey Tic-Tac-Toe from the Hopscotch collection by Jamie Fingal for RJR Fabrics was used for the background. Fabrics from my stash were used for the backings and bindings.

You can find the block pattern for the Raccoon here.

And the block pattern for the Hamster is here.

The “Rainbow Unicorn” mini quilt finished at 24″ x 24″
The “Raccoon” mini quilt finished at 22″ x 26″
The “My Pet Hamster” mini quilt finished finished at 24″ x 26″
and were the 52, 53 and 54th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.


Keep On Quilting On!



To follow Sew Fresh Quilts by email….

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabric, Kits, Notions and Patterns

10 Responses

  1. Nicole says:

    Crumbs. My daughter's class pet this year is a hamster, and there is a comfy reading corner. I bet I'll be making a hamster cushion before June is out.

  2. Nancy J says:

    The Rainbow Unicorn is my pick, bright and smiley.

  3. You have been busy, love each and every one of your mini's. All are so cute, especially the hamster with his chubby cheeks. Love the fabrics you used.

  4. What fun little quilts! Nice backing fabrics too.

  5. Rachel says:

    So pretty! I especially like that maroon racoon with the little birds flitting about his head. 🙂

  6. Jasmine says:

    These are so cute! I always love seeing what you design and make. (Even if I am silent).)

  7. You certainly did have a productive week, Lorna! I absolutely love the unicorn!!

  8. Oh of courses I love your quilts . That goes without saying. But you know what I really love? The backing for the unicorn

  9. Cheryl says:

    Very cute minis! How is your Quilt Market booth planning going? You must be getting very excited as it comes closer.