Friday, June 8, 2018

TGIFF - Lisa the Unicorn

I decided to take a break from working on in-progress WIPs to make a project on my wish list.  Lisa the Unicorn by Elizabeth Hartman has been sitting around, and I thought it would a fairly quick project.

I decided to go with the 26-inch pillow version in the pattern.  These are the Kona colours used:  Silver for background, White, Gotham Grey, Quicksilver, Foxglove, Sassy Pink, Orangeade, Cantaloupe, Mac & Cheese, Duckling, Bright Idea, Acid Lime, Key Lime, Parakeet, Aruba, Waterfall, Paris Blue, and Blueprint.


The first step in the pattern turned those fabrics into about a fourth of the unicorn.


A couple of nights of sewing, and there was a finished top.  I realized at this point that Kona Silver for the background was too light.  Oh well...too late to turn back.


Was feeling pretty good about my accomplishment, and then there was stress....how to quilt it.  I consulted with Dena @ No Frickin' Blog Yet (start a blog already will ya), and she suggested the motif that Elizabeth Hartman used in the pattern.  Sure why not...it's only 26-inches if I doesn't work out.


Surprisingly, it didn't take long to quilt this.  I do like the motif, but some practice is required.  I had trouble being consistent with sizing, and I kept quilting myself into a corner.  It's basically a boxy stipple, but without making the boxes.  I will definitely use this motif again.


I had to buy a 26-inch pillow form -- who knew they made them that large.


I'm loving it!!



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Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Slice of Pi Quilts
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Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation


10 comments:

  1. I love it!! And the quilting is perfect. Very, very nice pillow!

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  2. |Love it too! The boxy quilting, I need to try that one.

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  3. 26 inches is a large pillow and I had no idea pillow forms were that big, either. It is really lovely and a fun finish. Do you plan to keep it?

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  4. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ beautiful pillow and the quilting is perfect.

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  5. Wow, this looks great!! Fabulous colors for the mane!

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  6. Your quilting really compliments the design. Well done.

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  7. This is fabulous! Of course you love it.
    I think the background colour is fine. I'll have to try to remember to try a boxy stipple on something - maybe one of the humidicrib quilts I am still to quilt.
    I think the largest cushion insert I have seen here is 60 cm, which is about 23-24 inches.

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  8. It's beautiful! I think the background colour works well and the quilting looks great. I always quilt myself into corners with almost every design :)

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  9. He is the most handsome unicorn I have ever met :-) And your quilting brings out his charming personality.

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  10. That is indeed a big pillow! But a very nice unicorn. Love the brighter rainbow you chose.

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