It's finally time to tell you my news! I have been working behind the scenes for two months to prepare the biggest quilt along event we've ever hosted. This is one you don't want to miss because it's as close to 'in person' as we can get: I'll be sewing right along with you and teaching you the steps via video throughout.
Rise Above is a modern medallion style quilt by Charisma Horton. I saw it and knew it would make an amazing project for a quilt along. It features basic shapes and classic blocks in a creative layout that...
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,...
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...
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...
Happy Thursday! hard to believe it has been two weeks since the last Quilt Along Post, but here we are. Did you start on your border blocks?
If you are just joining, see the QAL page Here. It's not too late to start your own Polka Dot Bikini Quilt.
Our goal for today was to have the four corner blocks done and four of the border blocks.
Here are some of my border blocks:
You can see more of my "process" photos on my Instagram feed, too. I wanted to link to the Instagram #bikiniquilt group, too, but I cannot figure out how...