Rainbow Mane Prep

So you’ve got your unicorn pattern and you want to make a rainbow mane like my example?  Here are some tips for making a 13-colour rainbow mane.

First, pick your 13 colours and give them names.  I’ve named mine pink, fuchsia, purple, blue violet, blue, aqua, green, yellow green, lemon, yellow orange, orange, red, and maroon.  This sequence of colours starts from the bottom of the mane and repeats the pink and fuchsia at the top.

Next, cut out all your pattern pieces and relabel the colours according to the following chart.  If you are using different colour names, you will want to print out the chart and insert your names into the blank column provided.  You may also want to give some indication of which fabric is which if you think you might get confused.  For example, purple (Allison Glass sun print), fuchsia (Blueberry Park), etc.

Be sure to differentiate between the yellow mane and the yellow background if you are using yellow as one of your colours.  I called the yellow in my mane “lemon” for this purpose.  I also labelled piece S1 as the horn to differentiate between oranges.

Rainbow Mane Chart

Once all your pieces have been relabelled, it’s time to sew.  Follow the instructions on the pattern and you’ll have a rainbow-maned unicorn in no time!

Rainbow Unicorn

Unicorn Pattern Giveaway! (closed)

Want to sew a unicorn but have been holding out purchasing the pattern?  Here’s your chance to score one for free!  I will be giving away a copy of the pattern to one lucky blog reader next week.

But wait… there’s more!  My fellow kiwi quilting ladies have been so generous and helpful promoting my new pattern, I’ve decided to giveaway a second pattern plus a special scrap pack of fabrics from my stash to one New Zealand resident.

Here’s how to play:

  • All readers of my blog are eligible, all you need is an email address.
  • Comment on this post to enter the draw!  Be sure your email address is correct so I can contact you!
  • Please do not comment more than once.  If you have not commented on my blog previously, your comment will not appear right away.  Don’t worry, it worked, just be patient!
  • Indicate in your comment if you are a resident of New Zealand to be entered in the draw for the scrap pack.
  • For a second entry, pop over to my Instagram and repost the giveaway photo with #unicornquiltblock – Let me know your IG username in your comment here so I can tell who’s who!
  • Entries close at 8PM NZDT (+13 UTC), Sunday January 10.
  • Winners will be notified via email and announced on the blog sometime Monday (probably shortly after I roll out of bed)
  • New Zealand winner must be prepared to provide mailing address to receive their fabric prize.

Good luck!

27 comments on “Rainbow Unicorn Mane How To + Giveaway!”

  1. Chloe says:

    I am so in love with this block! It’s beautiful my insta name is chloe_iris I’ll definitely be entering there too!

  2. Amy f says:

    Your unicorn is amazing.i would love to attempt (and probably fail 10×) this beauty

  3. Becki says:

    Instagram becki_ibclc, resident of the US :) thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Miriam says:

    I have been eyeing this pattern since i saw it pop up on instagram. Love it so much.

  5. paula says:

    This unicorn is the most beautiful pp pattern I’ve ever seen! I’m a sucker for all things unicorn. Thank you for the chance!

  6. Bonnie says:

    So generous! Lovely giveaway! lilymozelledesigns over at Insta :)

  7. Deidra says:

    Love this unicorn block!!!!

  8. Linda King says:

    I’ve been waiting impatiently for this pattern to be done. Love it!

  9. Ann says:

    I LOVE this!!

  10. Debby says:

    Love the unicorn block and really appreciate a chance to win. Thank you!

  11. Biscuit says:

    Love your unicorn block! Reposted on Instagram: BISCUITBBCREATIONS

  12. Renuka says:

    I would love to win the unicorn pattern as well as the scraps , I love your blog

    1. robynie says:

      Are you in NZ to win the scraps?

      1. Renuka says:

        Yes I live in Auckland , sorry forgot to mention , but could not post twice in comments section

  13. This is so sweet and makes the think I should finally try some quilting instead of just pinning too many awesome quilting ideas to a pinterest board ;) I am in NZ and I’d love to be in the draw for your giveaway.

  14. Sarah says:

    I love this and I’ll be making one for my unicorn obsessed god-daughter. I’m Sillybananasewing on Instagram

  15. Rebecca K says:

    The pattern is gorgeous! Thanks so much for the chance to win. I’m in Canada and I’m @keizerquilts on IG.

  16. Kristi Pratt says:

    Wonderful pattern! @kristipratt12 is my IG name

  17. eleanor says:

    Beautiful unicorn, thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Julie says:

    What a stunning pattern, I have lots of nieces who may need unicorn pillows for birthday gifts.
    I live in NZ too.

  19. Alice Wilks says:

    Such an amazing and impressive pattern! So gorgeous, I can’t wait to make one.
    I live in New Zealand too.

  20. Xanthe says:

    This is a fantastic pattern – so glad I stumbled upon it!

  21. Lupilotty says:

    I am brand new to quilting but iv been admiring this unicorn for a couple of weeks. I would love to win this for my future paper piecing adventures. Reposted on instagram also as Lupilotty ☺ good luck everyone

  22. Jane says:

    oooh I love this and want to make it with all the blueberry park I have just bought – would be perfect!

  23. Johanna says:

    This is an amazing pattern! I would love to win a copy! Thanks so much for the chance.

  24. Jane McNamara says:

    Absolutely adore your unicorn and would love to win. I live in Kapiti, NZ, and have reposted under jane.mcnam
    Thanks so much for all your inspiring posts and patterns.

  25. ~Michelle~ says:

    This pattern is so awesome!

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