Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Land of Magic Quilt Sew-A-Long Unicorn

This is the last block release for the Land of Magic Quilt sew a long and it's definitely one of my favorites. Don't be sad though - we still have some more sew along posts to keep things going to get your quilts done.
If you are new to the sew along or missed one of the blocks, you can click on the links to learn more about each one here and catch up as you can: Crown, Star, Castle, Dragon and the Mermaid. To sew your own Land of Magic quilt using all of the Sarah Jane Studios new Magic fabrics, just as I designed this quilt with, you can purchase a Land of Magic quilt kit from the Fat Quarter Shop. There are limited quantities available - so get one before they are all gone. You can find all of the patterns in my Kid Giddy Etsy shop.

This Unicorn block was based on Sarah's Unicorn border print. I loved the prancing unicorns and felt they would make the best block compared to the other unicorns in her collection. I especially loved the simplicity of the unicorn hooves.  I seemed easy to do to also match with the hands of the mermaid. It took some time to figure out the fabrics I wanted to use based on it being the last block. I loved using the Magic Folk as the background. It's a directional print, but looks great when arranged accordingly. 

The Unicorn block will piece together as a full top and full bottom piece. The top half is very straight forward.

The bottom right section is a little difficult because of the angles. Follow the previous tutorials for helping with angles and it will go together much easier. Once this section is done, the Unicorn block is a breeze. 

As usual be sure to press each section prior to trimming and check all of your fabrics to be sure each one is correct.

My two guest bloggers are Peta from She Quilts A Lot and Jennie from Clover and Violet. Peta decided to make her unicorn a solid pink with Sarah's Magic Folk print in the background. Visit her website to see what else she made!
Unicorn block sewn by Peta at She Quilts A Lot

I love Jennie's choice of fabrics and love that her unicorn 'alicorn' stands out in a perfect way, and that the mane is blue. Proof that there are so many possible variations and they are all sure to look amazing! Jennie shared a bit more about her making of the block on her Clover and Violet website...I love their blocks so much that I now want a whole quilt made of unicorns!
Unicorn sewn by Jennie at Clover and Violet

For those of you playing along and sewing along with each new block release...we have an awesome giveaway from Sarah Jane Studios herself. She is generously offering a $50 gift certificate to use in her online shop. One of the sewalong participants that finishes their unicorn block and posts it on Instagram will have a chance to win! You must be following myself (@kidgiddy) and @sarahjanestudios using the hashtag #LandOfMagicQuilt so I can see your block and will choose a winner. You will have two weeks to get your Unicorn block finished and entered for your chance to win the $50 gift certificate from Sarah.

As always, please advise any questions you may have and thank you again for joining with me in this sewalong. Thank you again to all of my awesome Land of Magic sewalong sponsors too!


Disclaimer: I received fabric from Michael Miller Fabrics back in April to design this quilt for Sarah Jane Studios Quilt market booth. Opinions are my own, and there are no affiliate links. Thank you.


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