Whew! 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 a different print,...
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.
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...
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...
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...
We are gearing up the The Great Pixie Quilt Along. It will be fun to see all the different looks this fun pattern can have. This series of posts showing progress as I sew the quilt will be on the website forever. Feel free to sew along any time at your own pace.
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 classic quilt blocks like shoo-fly, four patch and flying geese.
Our schedule is intentionally slow to make it fun and stress-free....
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...
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,...
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...
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...