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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