11 August 2017

Rainbow Unicorn {mini quilts}

I absolutely love my readers. They are so clever. And helpful. And the loveliest group of people you could ever want to meet. They keep me inspired and happy to create.

Just a few weeks ago, I received an email from Carla. She wanted to know if I had a unicorn design that was traditionally pieced. I did not.....

But soon got working on drawing one up!

The proof is in the pudding. I soon had a pattern written up for a Rainbow Unicorn block. The first one I made finished at 24" square, including a 2" border. But I did not stop there. I had to see if this could be made half sized....

And made a matching Rainbow Unicorn that finishes at 12" square with a 1" border.

I used the same fabrics for each mini quilt. All of the brights used to make the manes are from Northcott Fabrics. The background is a pink fabric that has been in my stash 4 EVER.

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

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 backing and bindings were made using a 1 yard cut of Daisy Patch in Pink Flambe from the Fresh Cut collection by Basic Grey for Moda. I have been working hard on using fabrics found in my stash this year. Hooray for these stash only makes!

The "Rainbow Unicorn" quilts finished at 24.5" square and 12.5" square
and were the 43rd and 44th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.

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 also NOW comes with instructions to make a solid horn or a spiral horn.

If you have purchased this pattern previously and would like the instructions for the spiral horn, please send me an email and I will forward you an updated copy.
You can find the Rainbow Unicorn pdf pattern here in my shop.

Linking up to Finish it up Friday with 

Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts

when she returns in September.

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Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

They finished beautifully and eek, the spiral horn is such a cool update!

Little Quiltsong said...

You are amazing, Lorna! Love what you have designed and the bright colors used in the mane. Beautiful!

Tish Stemple said...

I absolutely love this pattern! I have all my pieces cut and hope to start on it tomorrow morning while my daughter is gone for a few hours. She may be turning 17, but she will flip when she sees this quilt :) Unicorns, Caticorns, Narwhals...she loves them all.

Dresden Quilter said...

Wow! You are so creative! I love the mane!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great patterns! I'm teaching one of my beginning quilters to machine quilt like you (wavy lines). Sew much easier, and more fun, too.

KaHolly said...

My goodness, you are so clever! And quick! Delightful block!

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