Wednesday, 22 August 2012

WIP Wednesday- Unicorn Block

A few weeks ago when I was surfing the net, I stumbled across the Beginner's Quilt Along. This is a collection of fairly simple blocks, but the instructions include lots of handy little tricks of the trade. I thought I'd try out a couple of these blocks, but to be honest I find many of the blocks more suitable to be repeated over a whole quilt rather than used as one-offs in a sampler quilt.

I settled on the block which they call Go on a Picnic. I'm glad that I followed their suggestion and used a fussy cut fabric in the centre of the block. It gives the block a bit more interest than it might otherwise have. As I have said before, I like having a few simpler blocks in among the more complicated ones and this block is no exception, I think it will fit in perfectly.

Again, even though this is a light grey block, I am loving the way that the colours work together.

Here it is in the context of the quilt.

I'm joining in the fun at WIP Wednesday.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see the fun tutorial that I have prepared to use my two cute helicopter blocks as part of the Practically Paper Piecing Blog Hop.




15 comments:

  1. Super cute, sometimes simple is just the right thing and I agree that the colors are perfect in this block!

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  2. That unicorn is marvelous. Do you know what the fabric is?

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    1. The unicorn is by Heather Ross, its part of her Far Far Away collection.

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  3. Love it - gorgeous just like the rest of them xx

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  4. Perfect fussy cutting! It really makes the block pop :)

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  5. Yes I like the unicorn too :)

    It took me a while though to spot it in your quilt! It's getting huge :)

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  6. They are all looking so good together Juliet! :) Love the lounging unicorn, too.
    xo

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  7. Love it! The unicorn is a perfect addition to give it some wow factor. :)

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  8. sweet block, and wow - that's some great use of orange!

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  9. Fantastic quilt! The unicorn is a perfect addition,

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  10. That is an amazing sampler quilt! Love your fabric choices. Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday.

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  11. The quilt is stunning and the fussy cut block center is fantastic!

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  12. I LOVE that block! It is so cute, and thanks for sharing the link.

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  13. The blocks are all so adorable! The unicorn has so much spunk!

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