An Unicorn Inspiration

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Linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Month Goal.

This month I want to make a cushion – (pillow) for a Christmas gift. I have purchased Elizabeth Hartman’s Lisa the Unicorn pattern and am set to go. Well not quite because a 26″ cushion is a little big for the small house my intended recipient – Scarlett lives. So some Maths is involved. I have to halve all the measurements, and that involves subtracting then adding back an half inch plus renaming fractions etc. The retired teacher in me is wishing I still had a class, I’d present the page to them and have them solve this little practical and meaningful task. Yes people, maths is relevant!

Math sheet

I have decided to make a rainbow unicorn, will put a small border round it to make it up to 16″ – quilt it, then make a backing, hopefully with a zipper in the back, and if not just an overlap. I think I’ll follow Sherri McConnell’s you tube video on that bit.

Then buy an inner and hopefully one cushion made in November. I intend making two more but if I find my way around this one, a dog and a dinosaur cushion will appear next month!

I have picked out some fabric from my stash, and starched as some small pieces involved.

Starched fabric drying

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4 thoughts on “An Unicorn Inspiration

  1. Hi Kathryn! Oh Mathematics is definitely a life skill. Algebra is used all the time but I question anyone ever needing those darn proofs in Geometry. They been proven by oodles and oodles of people – can’t we just say they are accurate and don’t need to proven again by this year’s students?! HAHA! Can’t wait to see your unicorn pillow – I know Scarlett will love it. ~smile~ Roseanne

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