Published – Baby Raccoon Bandit Quilt

This little sweet Baby Quilt with the Raccoon Bandit has been published in Fons and Porter’s Easy Quilts Summer 2017 Magazine.  I am happy to share this cozy little cutie with you.

My girlfriend called to say she had received her newest issue and had found my original pattern.  It is always a nice surprise since you make your quilt months in advance for the Magazine and have to wait for the published issue to arrive.

I used EQ7 to design this quilt.  I was able to upload swatches of the actual fabric I was going to use and get a good idea of what the quilt would look like.  Northcott Fabrics generously provided the material which was a gorgeous, heavy weight flannel.  I used prints from TeePee Time by Deborah Edwards that had a super cute little raccoon in the design and I coordinated with Toscana flannels also by Deborah Edwards that has a nice mottled look that blends well with the prints.  These sewed and washed up beautifully and they have a very nice hand feel.

For this quilt, because I had some interesting piecing directions I wanted to try, I made a prototype quilt.  And I made him super modern, a blue raccoon!

I print out the rotary cutting directions from EQ7 and then I adjust them based upon how I want to assemble the quilt using my quilting knowledge.  I like to avoid bias edges and make things as easy as possible to assemble.  So I write up all my notes as I sew.

Here is my Baby Blue Bandit.  It just gives you an idea of how by just changing colors, you can make lots of different styles from one pattern.

I used some simple constructions shortcuts to make this giant 20″ block even faster.  There is only one template for the ears.  I loved this cute little critter, I hope you enjoy making one too!

Thanks for letting me share!  Happy Stitching!

6 thoughts on “Published – Baby Raccoon Bandit Quilt

  1. This is so cute. I just found the last magazine you were published in with your pillow pattern. It’s beginning to get hard to keep up with all the magazines you are in. ; ) So excited for you to see you getting more patterns published.


  2. Love this quilt! Need to look for the magazine now. Did you design this with EQ 7 or EQ Mini? Looking to get some software and want to create blocks with animals and flowers etc. just wanted to know what would be the best to get. Thanks. Love your work!

  3. Carol,
    I used EQ 7 to design this quilt. EQ Mini is great for a beginner to learn the program, but it does not allow you to draw your own blocks. You can use the built in blocks to design in EQ Mini, but if you want to create your own blocks, you will need EQ 7. Thank you so much!

  4. Thanks for your input about EQ. If I get it will have to be EQ 7. I want all the bells and whistles 😀

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