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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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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Pixie Medallion quilt pattern by Color Girl quilts
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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along

It’s Quilt Along Time with Pixie Medallion

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...

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Pixie Medallion quilt pattern by Color Girl Sharon McConnell
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Quilting Interest

The Great Pixie Quilt Along

Who wants to sew along with me? The kids are back in school, summer vacations are over, and we are looking at new projects to sew, right? I am going to be working on a few quilts for Quilt Market in October, but I also want to do something just for fun. I am planning to join @thenextstitch, an Australian shop who is starting a quilt along with my Pixie Medallion Quilt soon. I want to make a new version for myself and support you as you make one along with me. My birthday is in October, and the best gift...

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Pixie Medallion quilt pattern by Color Girl Sharon McConnell
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Finished Quilts, Pixie Medallion

Pixie Medallion Quilt, A New Favorite!

So happy to introduce you officially to my newest, proudest quilt pattern. This is 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...

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Aviatrix medallion quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Aviatrix Medallion Quilt, Work in progress

Aviatrix Quilt: A Checker Border

I have been back at work on my Aviatrix medallion quilt...and challenging my quilt math skills! After the X and Plus block border, my quilt was kind of an odd size (I haven't followed the pattern exactly), so I had to figure out how to bring it up to size for the next border. The next border on the pattern is the cute log cabin blocks, alternating color and white, and I fully planned on doing that....until things spun all out of control! (-: The problem was that I needed more than a narrow stop border to get the quilt...

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Aviatrix medallion patchwork quilt
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Aviatrix Medallion Quilt, Work in progress

Aviatrix in Progress: X and + blocks

I was lucky enough to spend spring break at my mom's house visiting, and while my boys and their dad went skiing, us girls had sewing time! My sister came to visit, too, so it was extra special. Usually the three of us just quilt together "virtually" via text messages and phone calls. I spent part of our time together working on the X and + blocks for next Aviatrix medallion quilt border and got 16 of my blocks sewn. I decided on a pretty limited (for me) color palette for this border. I have said before how much I like...

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Aviatrix Medallion quilt, pieced quilt borders, star quilt
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Aviatrix Medallion Quilt, Work in progress

Aviatrix Quilt: The Second Border

It took a bit of deciding on how to sew the second border on my Aviatrix Medallion quilt, but in the end I went to with black and blue. **See details on my center star, Here, and the first border, Here** I had to alter the pattern again for this border in order to keep my measurements workable. My second border, with the row of blue squares, is actually meant to be the border after the X and Plus blocks, but I reversed them and put the row of squares on first. I really like how the darker blue in...

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