Mini Quilts – Hamsters, Raccoons and a Rainbow Unicorn
|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.
|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.
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.
The Rainbow Unicorn is my pick, bright and smiley.
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.
What fun little quilts! Nice backing fabrics too.
So pretty! I especially like that maroon racoon with the little birds flitting about his head. 🙂
These are so cute! I always love seeing what you design and make. (Even if I am silent).)
You certainly did have a productive week, Lorna! I absolutely love the unicorn!!
Oh of courses I love your quilts . That goes without saying. But you know what I really love? The backing for the unicorn
Very cute minis! How is your Quilt Market booth planning going? You must be getting very excited as it comes closer.