UNICORN KISSES QUILT

Unicorn Kisses Quilt Project

LEVEL: EASY

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Construction sticks
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Goggle eyes
  • Felt
  • Hot glue gun
  • PVA glue
  • Black texta


FABRIC REQUIREMENTS

(A) Unicorn Panel - Purple ....... 1 panel

(B) Hearts - Purple ................... 3 yards* (2.74m)*

(C) Hearts - White ................... 1 3/4 yards (1.60m)

(D) Star Heads - Purple ........... 2/3 yard (0.61m)

(E) Rainbow Clouds - Blue ....... ¾ yards (0.69m)

(F) Unicorns Lilac ..................... 2 1/3 yards (2.13m) Backing

(Your Choice)............................ 5 1/2 yards (5.03m)

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES NEEDED

Batting: 76" x 98" (193cm x 249cm)

Finished Quilt Size: 68" x 90" (173cm x 229cm)

INSTRUCTIONS

CUTTING

Cutting Instructions

Please note: All strips are cut across the width of fabric (WOF) from selvage to selvage edge unless otherwise noted.

WOF= Width of Fabric
LOF = Length of Fabric

Fabric A (Unicorn Panel - Purple):

  • Fussy cut (1) 23" x 43" (58.42cm x 110cm) panel.

Fabric B (Hearts-Purple), cut:

  • (11) 3 1/2 x WOF (8.89cm x WOF) strips, sub-cut (128) 3 1/2" (8.89cm) squares.
  • (2) 2 1/2" x WOF (6.35cm x WOF) strips, sub-cut (6) 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" (6.35cm x 31.75cm) strips.
  • (2) 2" x 26" (5.08cm x 66.04cm) strips.
  • (3) 2" x WOF (5.08cm x WOF) strips. Sew the strips together end to end with diagonal seams and cut (2) 2" x 43" (5.08cm x 110cm) strips.
  • (3) 2 1/2" x WOF (6.35cm x WOF) strips. Sew the strips together end to end with diagonal seams and cut (2) 2 1/2" x 54 1/2" (6.35cm x 139cm) strips.
  • (3) 2 1/2" x WOF (6.35cm x WOF) strips. Sew the strips together end to end with diagonal seams and cut (2) 2 1/2" x 58 1/2" (6.35cm x 149cm) strips.
  • (4) 2 1/2" x WOF (6.35cm x WOF) strips. Sew the strips together end to end with diagonal seams and cut (2) 2 1/2" x 76 1/2" (6.35cm x 195cm) strips.
  • (8) 2 1/2" x WOF (6.35cm x WOF) strips for the binding.

Fabric C (Hearts - White), cut:

  • (3) 3 1/2" x WOF (8.89cm x WOF) strips. Sew the strips together end to end with diagonal seams and cut (2) 3 1/2" x 44 1/2" (8.89cm x 113cm) strips.
  • (2) 2 1/2" x 30 1/2" (6.35cm x 77.47cm) strips.
  • (6) 6 1/2" x WOF (16.51cm x WOF) strips, sub-cut (64) 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" (8.89cm x 16.51cm) strips.

Fabric D (Star Heads-Purple), cut:

  • (3) 6 1/2" x WOF (16.51cm x WOF) strips, sub-cut (16) 6 1/2" (16.51cm) squares.

Fabric E (Rainbow Clouds-Blue), cut:

  • (6) 3 1/2" x WOF (8.89cm x WOF) strips, sub-cut (64) 3 1/2" (8.89cm) squares.

Fabric F (Unicorns - Lilac), cut:

  • (2) 5 1/2" x 80 1/2" (13.97cm x 205cm) LOF strips.
  • From the remaining fabric, cut (2) 5 1/2" x 68 1/2" (13.97cm x 174cm) strips. Piece as needed.

Backing (Your Choice), cut:

  • (2) 98" x WOF (249cm x WOF) strips. Sew the strips together and trim to 76" x 98" (193cm x 249cm) for the back.

SEWING

Sew using a 1/4" seam allowance with right sides together (RST) unless otherwise indicated. Always press towards the darker fabric while assembling, unless otherwise noted by the arrows.

BLOCK ASSEMBLY

Step 1. Sew (1) 2" x 43" (5.08cm x 110cm) Fabric B strip to each side of the 23" x 43" (58.42cm x 110cm) Fabric A panel. Sew (1) 2" x 26" (5.08cm x 66.04cm) Fabric B strip to the top and to the bottom of the Fabric A panel. Trim the block to measure 24 1/2" x 44 1/2" (62.23cm x 114cm) to make theCenter Block (Fig. 1).

Step 2. Place (1) 3 1/2" (8.89cm) Fabric B square on the left side of (1) 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" (8.89cm x 16.51cm) Fabric C strip, right sides together (Fig. 2). Sew across the diagonal of the square from the upper right corner to the lower left corner (Fig. 2). Flip open the triangle formed and press (Fig. 3). Trim away the excess fabric from behind the triangle, leaving a 1/4" (0.64cm) seam allowance.

Step 3. Place another 3 1/2" (8.89cm) Fabric B square on the right side of the 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" (8.89cm x 16.51cm) Fabric C strip, right sides together (Fig. 4). Sew across the diagonal of the square from the upper left corner to the lower right corner (Fig. 4). Flip open the triangle formed and press. Trim away the excess fabric from behind the triangle, leaving a 1/4" (0.64cm) seam allowance to make (1) Unit 1 strip (Fig. 5).

Step 4. Repeat Steps 2-3 to make (64) Unit 1 strips total.

Step 5. Sew (1) Unit 1 strip to each side of (1) 6 1/2" (16.51cm) Fabric D square. Sew (1) 3 1/2" (8.89cm) Fabric E square to each end of (1) Unit 1 strip. Repeat to make a second strip. Sew the strips to the top and to the bottom of the Fabric D square to make (1) Block One square (Fig. 6). Repeat to make (16) Block One squares total.

QUILT TOP ASSEMBLY

(Follow the Quilt Layout while assembling the quilt top.)

Step 6. Sew (1) 3 1/2" x 44 1/2" (8.89cm x 113cm) Fabric C strip to each side of the Center Block. Sew (1) 2 1/2" x 30 1/2" (6.35cm x 77.47cm) Fabric C strip to the top and to the bottom of the Center Block.

Step 7. Sew (4) Block One squares together, one on top of the other to make (1) Side border. Repeat to make a second side border. Sew (1) strip to each side of the Center Block.

Step 8. Sew (4) Block One squares and (3) 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" (6.35cm x 31.75cm) Fabric B strips together lengthwise, alternating them. Sew (1) 2 1/2" x 54 1/2" (6.35cm x 139cm) Fabric B strip to the bottom of the sewn strip to make the Top Border. Sew the border to the top of the Center Block.

Step 9. Sew (4) Block One squares and (3) 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" (6.35cm x 31.75cm) Fabric B strips together lengthwise, alternating them. Sew (1) 2 1/2" x 54 1/2" (6.35cm x 139cm) Fabric B strip to the top of the sewn strip to make the Bottom Border. Sew the border to the bottom of the Center Block.

Step 10. Sew (1) 2 1/2" x 76 1/2" (6.35cm x 195cm) Fabric B strip to each side of the Center Block. Sew (1) 2 1/2" x 58 1/2" (6.35cm x 149cm) Fabric B strip to the top and to the bottom of the Center Block.

Step 11. Sew (1) 5 1/2" x 80 1/2" (13.97cm x 205cm) Fabric F strip to each side of the Center Block. Sew (1) 5 1/2" x 68 1/2" (13.97cm x 174cm) Fabric F strip to the top and to the bottom of the Center Block to make the quilt top.

LAYERING, QUILTING AND FINISHING

Step 12. Press the quilt top and 76" x 98" (193cm x 249cm) backing well. Layer backing (wrong side up), batting, pressed quilt top (right side up) and baste. Quilt as desired and trim excess batting and backing when quilting is complete.

BINDING

Step 13. Cut the ends of the (8) Fabric B binding strips at a 45-degree angle and sew end to end to make (1) continuous piece of binding. Fold in half lengthwise and press wrong sides together.

Step 14. Sew the binding to the front of the quilt, raw edges together. Turn the folded edge to the back, and hand stitch in place.

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