Pixie Medallion finished quilt top, pattern by Sharon McConnell, Colorgirlquilts.com
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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along

It’s Fireworks Time! Great Pixie Quilt Along

Whew! Six months and many hours of planning, fabric loving, and sewing and we have a finished Pixie Medallion Quilt Along! How did you do? I know there are so many things to make and I just finished my last borders in the nick of time, so it's understandable if you aren't. quite. there. yet. But I can't wait to see your progress. (-: For my final borders, I kept the rainbow color order going but used five different yellow prints for a bit of spice. Each of the four yellow flying geese on each side of the quilt are...

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flying geese quilt blocks for the Pixie medallion quilt pattern by Sharon McConnell, colorgirlquilts.com
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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Pixie Medallion Quilt Along…it’s growing!

It's hard to believe how far we have come on our Pixie Medallion quilt along. This month we sewed the first two flying geese borders. It is A LOT of flying geese, whew! We divided this border into two months because it really is a lot of sewing...and it's a good thing because I barely squeaked by getting my pink and orange ones done in February. If you are just joining the quilt along or want to know more about making your own Pixie Medallion quilt, click here for the quilt along home page and links to past posts. For this...

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Pixie Medallion quilt pattern by Color Girl Quilts, Quilt Along
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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, Work in progress

Pixie Medallion Quilt Along: Shoo-Fly Border

Happy February! We are nearing the end of the Pixie Medallion quilt along, just one more month to go. But first, I'm sharing my progress for our January goal. We worked on the shoo-fly blocks for border two, and I couldn't be happier with how it's looking! (it's getting too big to photograph well (-:  ) I decided to go with the white background so these blocks would have a nice contrast to the yellow in the snowball border. I like how clean the white looks with the bright prints, and also how it ties into the white strips around...

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half square triangles for Pixie Medallion quilt, trimming triangles, with Art Gallery Fabrics
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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. 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...

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Half square triangle blocks with Art Gallery Fabrics for Pixie Medallion quilt along
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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along

Pixie Quilt Along: Shoo-Fly Blocks

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had very happy holidays and are settling into a slightly calmer routine. I feel like sewing time has been short lately but for good reasons: preparing for Christmas and spending time with my kids while they are out of school. I did squeeze in some time to start on border two of the Pixie Medallion quilt. We are making pretty good progress on our quilt along and it's really fun to see your projects popping up on Instagram! I have some helpful tips today for speeding up your process on this border. For this border,...

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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, adding the first border, snowball blocks with Sharon McConnell
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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, Work in progress

Pixie Quilt Along, First Border Done!

Here we are two months in on the Pixie Medallion Quilt Along. If you are just joining or interested in the Quilt Along, you'll find the first post with information and schedule, Here. The pattern is available Here. I have just finished my first border, the snowball blocks. These cute little blocks come together pretty fast with strip piecing. My favorite part of this border was picking out all the pretty pink and blue prints in my stash. I love the look of using a limited color palette, but a large variety of fabrics within those colors. As you can see,...

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Pixie medallion quilt, quilt along progress: adding the first border. With Art gallery Fabrics
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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, Work in progress

Pixie Progress: Snowballs!

Here we are in December of out Pixie Medallion Quilt Along! If you are just joining in, all the posts for the QAL are Here. You can go directly to the first post with all the details and schedule, Here. I am having a lot of fun working on my little snowball blocks that make up first border around the center star. I decided to make all of my blocks in blue and pink, but use a variety of prints in those colors. These little blocks are really easy to make, (check out how you can pieces them fast by starting...

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choosing fabric for quilt, Art Gallery Fabrics in Pink and blue
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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Quilt Along Month 2: Snowball Border

Here we are going on our first border for the Pixie Medallion quilt! Thanks to all who are participating and welcome to anybody ready to join. You can find out about the Quilt Along and links to all the posts so far, Here. Pixie Medallion Quilt pattern is available, Here. At this point you have your center star sewn and maybe have your stop borders on too. If you are following the pattern, you will have two narrow borders around the center star. There is some room for adjustment if your center star block doesn't come out exactly the right...

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Pixie Medallion quilt, center feather star by Color Girl Quilts, Sharon McConnell
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Giveaway, Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Quilt Along Giveaway! The Pixie Star

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...

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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Pixie Medallion QAL, Half-Square Triangles

October is flying by and we are ready to sew the half-square triangle borders for our Pixie Medallion star. Feathered star is one of my favorite classic quilt designs, but the traditional block can be tricky to sew, with set-in (Y) seams and partial seams. The Pixie Medallion is so much simpler! Just straight sewing, so here we go. I know that some people like to do half-square triangles different ways. If you cut and sew them according the pattern instructions (like I do), there is no trimming required. Your little units, before they are sewn together, should measure 2...

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