half square triangles for Pixie Medallion quilt, trimming triangles, with Art Gallery Fabrics
Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Pixie Medallion: Cute Border Blocks!

The middle of January already! Who is working on their Pixie Medallion quilt? This month in our quilt along, we have the second border, the shoo-fly blocks.  If are just getting started, you’ll find some helpful hints for speeding up the piecing on these cuties, Here.

To join in, visit the Quilt Along home page, Here, for details and schedule. The Pixie Medallion pattern can be purchased, Here.
Shoo fly blocks for Pixie Medallion quilt. Pattern by Sharon McConnell

So, I have to say that these little blocks make me pretty happy. They are so simple, yet their little size and basic shapes make them really satisfying to sew. I had fun choosing the fabrics for mine. These are all prints from my stash of Art Gallery Fabrics. As usual, the further I get into this project, the more free-wheeling my color and print choices get. For these I even added a bit of purple and some dainty florals! Who knew* they would look fabulous with my original bold geometric choices? (-: *I did.

For the little cross shapes, I decided to go with a light and darker shade of green. The darker green fabric is a repeat from my center medallion block, but the light green is a new introduction. I like how these tie in with the rest of the quilt, but since green hasn’t been a major player in my first border or center star, I think it keeps it fresh too.Shoo fly blocks for Pixie Medallion quilt. Pattern by Sharon McConnell

It’s fun seeing the projects pop up on the #greatpixieqal page on Instagram (follow me @colorgirlquilts). This Pixie belongs to Alisha Hull (@bsuali). Hers is SO different from the original and my new one, I love it! Her shoo-fly blocks are coming along nicely, and so unique with that purple background. The purple and peach color combination is so unexpected, but totally working. Great progress!

Everyone is welcome to join in at any time. I would love to see how each of you interpret this pattern! It’s very stash friendly, too, for those keeping that #sewmystash New Year resolution (-;

Have a great week! Don’t forget, it’s new pattern week…You are going to love the next project for the Classic Curves Ruler. New pattern available this weekend (hint: email subscribers are getting a headstart AND a coupon, so make sure you’re signed up for the list)

Sharon

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