I made this quilt for H’s 6th birthday this week, I finished it last week just in time for her big day on Thursday. I used the Lisa the Unicorn pattern from Elizabeth Hartman, and it was phenomenal. Clear directions, and so much fun to make.

H’s fantasy world involves a pet unicorn that’s “pink, with a rainbow mane.” So I wanted to use those colors here. The unicorn faces are Kona pink, and I used two Kona Classic Palette jelly rolls for the manes.

I cut out all the pieces and labeled them to keep track of everything. It’s a lot of pieces.

The rainbow mane sections.

I used two different gray backgrounds. Both were Kona, but I have truly lost track of which grays I used.

The pattern has two sizes, a 4-square and a 9-square. I made H’s version 6 squares, which was a great twin size. I sashed it in a dark Kona charcoal gray and stippled it. And she love, love, loved it. When we gave it to her she grabbed it, wrapped right up in it, and curled up in a happy ball.

That made my whole entire year. I love that she loves it, definitely worth the time making it. And now it’s on her bed for spring and summer, even though we’re in the middle of a first-day-of-spring blizzard here in NJ. But this makes me smile to see it.