Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Isla's Unicornia Quilt {Progress} || Pattern by Claire Turpin Designs

Isla standing next to her new unicorn quilt

Isla dancing in front of her new unicorn quilt

Isla standing in front of her new Liberty print Unicornia Quilt, pattern by claire turpin designs

Closeup of Unicorn quilt on the bed

Unicorn quilt on the bed with dolls sitting on top

Isla squealing over her quilt

Rainbow bedroom girls decor

Isla jumping on the bed

Girls dolls by Rhapsody and Thread, pattern by Dolls and Daydreams

Isla cuddling her dolls

Girls Unicorns and Rainbows Bedroom

I can't explain how thrilled I am to see how this border worked out! I'm a terrible procrastinator at the best of times - but that's when I have lots of great options and I can't pick my favourite. This time, I couldn't find a single print that I liked! I found the blocks to be so busy and colourful that nothing seemed to match. And my other battle was that I had originally planned on making Isla a more pastel/quieter quilt compared to her last rainbow triangle quilt. I fell in love with the gorgeous border on Claire's original - it's a white fabric with tiny grey dots. See it here. Claire had used it throughout the quilt blocks and then on the borders, and it balances the design so beautifully. I followed the same direction using a white with grey words in the same blocks, but it just didn't work as a border! 

So, I ditched my pastel ideas and chose that stunning Plummy Metallic print by Cotton And Steel, purchased from Carols of Midland. It is the opposite of pastel, don't you think? I can't help myself, and it just looks perfect in her room against her Liberty bedhead (see first pics above).

Useful Links
Unicornia Quilt Pattern by Claire Turpin Designs 
Fabrics from Carols of Midland 
Liberty fabrics from The Strawberry Thief and Materialise Your Life 
Rhapsody Dolls from Rhapsody and Thread 
Polka Dot Cloud pillow from Kmart 
Unicorn Painting by Courtney King 
Dream Even Bigger banner by Zilvi 
Liberty Bow Garland by Rhapsody and Thread 
Unicorn banner by Little Olive and Co 
Mirror Name by Arlo and Co

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Isla's Unicornia Quilt {Progress} || Pattern by Claire Turpin Designs

I couldn't resist this Unicornia quilt pattern by Claire Turpin Designs, and I'm so glad I didn't. It was so fun to make, and I loved choosing the Liberty prints for each unicorn. I especially loved creating the rainbows.

I feel like I must note though, for those interested in making this quilt, as perfect as I think it is, Isla's quilt is not exactly like the original. I feel like it's important to mention that - especially if you're using my pictures as a reference. Think of mine more as inspiration and follow Claire's pattern better than I did (giggle)!

Most importantly, despite the minor differences, Isla is thrilled. She couldn't wait to line up her unicorn friends in front of it and have a picture with ALL of her new unicorns. I think it's possible that I was glowing with pride.

Now for the borders, quilting and binding!!



Friday, 15 January 2016

Isla's Unicornia Quilt {Progress} || Pattern by Claire Turpin Designs

Unicornia Quilt Block 1 hanging with Liberty Deer Doll
Liberty fabric unicorn sleeping on the moon block
Liberty Unicorn and butterfly quilt block
Unicornia Quilt Blocks || Pattern by Claire Turpin Designs
Liberty Triangles Patchwork beside Purple Unicorn applique
Liberty unicorn quilt blocks hanging above dolls
Closeup of rainbow and unicorn appliquw]
Two unicorns talking quilt applique block
Unicornia Quilt Blocks || Pattern by Claire Turpin Designs
Sewing the blocks together today was a tiny bit stressful as I made a couple of mistakes when cutting (whoops). And I had forgotten to add a butterfly - see the last picture?! Isn't she pretty?
But easily fixed and overall the blocks look amazing! I love how the colours compliment each other so perfectly.
This pattern is Claire Turpin Designs > Unicornia Quilt.
Liberty fabrics are from Materialise Your Life and The Strawberry Thief.
Remaining fabrics are from Carols Of Midland.
Now to join the blocks!!!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

ROOAARR New Dinosaur Softie For Logie Rex

This Christmas break has given me the opportunity to try a whole bunch of new patterns that I've been thinking about all year. This is the Dinosaur Softie - pattern by Dolls and Daydreams. He was SO easy to make!!! I would highly recommend this pattern for anyone, with beginners sewing skills, wanting to make a boys softie. Sarah's patterns are easy to follow and her photo instructions are the best!!

Find this Dinosaur pattern and plenty more here.

Happy sewing



Saturday, 9 January 2016

Isla's Unicornia Quilt {Progress} || Pattern by Claire Turpin Designs

Half way through the appliqué and I can't decide if I love the unicorns or the rainbows more! Adding the eyes to the unicorns has added personality too.

Just keep going, just keep going...

Unicornia Quilt Pattern || Claire Turpin Designs