How did June go by so fast?! How did we do on our challenge to finish up quilts-in-progress this month? Last week I told you about finishing one on my list. Today I have another to mark off my list! While it's not a complete finish, one of my goals this month was to complete the top of my Quilt Along Pixie Medallion quilt and get it ready for quilting.
I am happy to report that the top is finished and the backing is sewn up! I've arrange to send it to Barbie of The Quilting Mill for custom quilting...so...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Introducing the Pixie Medallion Quilt Along. Here we sew!
For schedule and other particulars on the QAL, click here. To get your pattern, click here
I have seen some photos popping up on Instagram that some of you are choosing your fabrics and getting ready. It is so exciting to get us going with fabric and sewing the center medallion star in October. I want to emphasize a few important things before we start cutting:
Read the entire first section of instructions and familiarize yourself with the process we are going through to cut and sew the star pieces and half-square...
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...