We are gearing up the The Great Pixie Quilt Along. I am hosting this fun event with Wendy at The Next Stitch and I do hope we have lots of sewists join and sew along. It will be fun to see all the different looks this fun pattern can have. Since we are close to our start date (October 1!), I am posting here with our schedule and things you should know.
First, you CAN make this quilt! all the piecing is straightforward, with basic shapes like half square triangles, strips and squares. You will recognize some of your favorite classic quilt blocks like shoo-fly, four patch and flying geese.
Our schedule is intentionally slow to make it fun and stress-free. We want you to work at your own pace and have fun and be inspired. Remember, you can stop at any point along the way to make a smaller quilt for Baby or wall hanging. The full size quilt is 71″ square.
October 2017 – Centre star We will be working on the centre star, all of those shimmery half square triangle and the setting.
November -complete the snowball border
We will be squaring up the centre star and attaching the first two spacer strips (intermediate borders 1 & 2), and then the snowballs for Border 1.
December – Shoo-fly blocks
Make a start on the blocks for border 3. Aim to make at least half the blocks. Happy Holidays!
January – catch up and attach shoo-fly border
Once you’ve finished your NYE champers, get to work and finish making your shoo-fly blocks (if you didn’t get them done last month). Stitch your border 3 blocks onto your centre and we will also be attaching that next spacer strip (intermediate border 2) and squaring up again.
February – Border 3 Flying geese
I promised this would be achieveable. In March we will just be stitching the first three rows of geese – the ones that are coloured orange, pink and orange rows with the light backround.
March – Border 3 again
Almost there folks! Finish the final round of flying geese ( the navy and green one), attach it to your quilt and you will be done.
Wendy and I are planning some prizes along the way. To be eligible for the prize at the end you must have a completed top (the whole pattern) or a finished mini quilt (shown above, center medallion with first border).
If you are in Australia or New Zealand, be sure and get your pattern from Wendy (Here), or you can get the pdf download here on my website (Here), or ask your favorite local shop to stock the printed pattern.
Thank you, everyone! I am so excited to get started. Be sure and share your progress on Instagram using #thegreatpixieqal (tag me @colorgirlquilts , Wendy is @thenextstitch) or post on my Color Girl Quilts Facebook page. Be sure and check out my last post (Here) to see some color options and links to buy a fabric kit from Wendy.
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