So happy to introduce you officially to the Pixie Medallion! I have enjoyed making several medallion quilts in the last few years so I decided it was time to design and make my own based on what I learned and like best about past experiences. Get the pattern Here.
The thing I like best about medallion style quilts is the progression and variety of piecing all within the same quilt. It feels a bit like starting and finishing a bunch of small projects as you move through each border. It is extremely gratifying (because we quilters love to start things, right?).
Each border is a new opportunity to play with fabric and color as well as try new piecing techniques. For the center of the Pixie Medallion, I took inspiration from one of my favorite classic blocks, the feathered star. The beautiful quilting was done by Teresa of Quilting is My Bliss. I also used Aurifil thread for my piecing and Hobbs batting to finish.
Most of the fabrics are by Moda Fabics. My color inspiration was the Zen Chic collection called “For You”, which I used a lot of plus some additions from my stash. I love this cheerful color palette and the touches of rainbow in the piecing.
Last week, I showed you a mini version of the Pixie quilt. I made just the center star and first border for a baby or wall hanging size quilt. The medallion quilt style is versatile in that you can adjust your size by stopping at any border along the way. The full Pixie Medallion is just over 70″ square. All of the piecing is straightforward, with no templates or special techniques needed.
What colors will you choose for your Pixie Medallion?
On Tuesday I announced that I am sending a free pattern to my email subscribers on Monday (yes, a full pattern with three size options just like my regular ones, but not available to buy in my shop). Make sure you are on the list for this and future news and offers!