Are you working on your Pixie Star for the Great Pixie Quilt Along? We are almost finished with our first step! To catch up on past posts and read quilt along details, Click Here.
I decided to do some different things for my new Pixie Medallion…I wanted a different look from the original quilt and to use some of my favorite fabrics from my stash. My initial inspiration was the fabric collection Avante Garde by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics. I’ve been saving my little stash of it for the perfect project. I am also adding coordinating colors and prints to keep things interesting.
To make your star like mine with the alternating fabrics in the center of the star, make the strip sets as directed in the pattern, but use two different “dark” fabrics, one for each strip set. I’m not usually a fussy cutter, but I did make the effort for that strip with the hexagon pattern and I am loving how it looks!
I think my favorite part of this is the big floral for the setting triangles and squares. I debated whether this was going to make it all too “busy”, but I had to use that print and didn’t want to cut it up. The original pattern doesn’t require any set-in (“Y”) seams, but I did do mine this way so I wouldn’t have to cut my flower print.
So now you have to show me your center star for the Pixie Medallion Quilt Along! Wendy and I are each offering a giveaway for those participating. Her prize if for those in Australia (and surroundings) and mine is for the U.S. and Canada. Be sure and tag both of us (@colorgirlquilts and @thenextstitch) and use #greatpixieqal on Instagram so we can all see and be inspired by your projects.
For my prize, you can win a copy of my Archer pattern along with six fat quarters from Art Gallery Fabrics (In Blue collection by Katarina Roccella) and a pair of my current favorite notion, scissors courtesy of Warm Crochet.
To win: Post a photo of your center Pixie Star this week on either Instagram (see tags above to use to get an entry) or on my Color Girl Facebook page. You can also blog about the quilt along and share your star if that’s your preferred media, just leave a comment here where I can see your Pixie Star (your website, etc). You are welcome to join and start the Quilt Along any time you want, so even if you haven’t started, go ahead and join us!
Winner will be chosen the night of November 3 and announced here on this post and notified directly.
For all readers, Warm Crochet is offering a 10% discount on scissors. Use coupon code colorgirl when you order. I’m thinking Christmas gifts….
Happy Sewing! I can’t wait to see your Pixie.
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