July 22, 2016

Pixie Noel Blog Tour

Happy Friday!! It's my turn on the Pixie Noel Blog Tour and Sophie and I are so excited to share this super cute fabric from Tasha Noel and Riley Blake Designs with you!!

I have been a fan of Tasha Noel's fabric since the very first time I laid my eyes on The Simple Life. I recently used my very last scrap of that adorable fabric and was sad. But not for long. Tasha asked if I would like to be a part of the blog tour, and I instantly knew what I wanted to make!

These prints are so perfect for fussy cutting, and I knew that a cathedral window pillow would be the perfect project. I used the awesome tutorial by the Missouri Star Quilt Company for the pillow. I started out with 3 1/2" squares because I wanted all of the cute designs to be a part of the fussy cutting. I think I prefer this method of cathedral windows as it is easier to get your points to line up and almost no chance of raw edges popping through. I used Pellon SF-101 on the backside of the panel to keep things nice and neat and give more structure to the pillow front. The polka dot fabric is Swiss Dots by Riley Blake.

The back of the pillow is a standard envelope enclosure and the pillow finishes at 18" square.

Once I finished the pillow, I really wanted to make another Moda Love Quilt. I used a combination of Pixie Noel and coordinating Riley Blake basics and cut them into charm size squares.

I used my most favorite method of quilting which is stitch 22 on my Brother machine, and stitched about 1" apart. I LOVE the texture it gives my finished projects. I may never quilt another way!!

I still need to add the cute striped binding and love the way this looks in my daughter's room, but I think this will look so cute as either a baby quilt for a Christmas baby or as a fun table topper for your dining room!

Here is a list of the Blog Tour full of lots of amazing projects using Pixie Noel!

7/18 Cristina of Pretty Little Quilts
7/19 Taunja of Carried Away Quilting
7/20 Angel & Amy of TaDa! Creations
7/20 Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane
7/21 Tina of Emily Ann's Closet
7/22 Debbie of Happy Little Cottage
7/22 Megan of Dolly Henry
7/25 Heather of Vintage Grey Handmade
7/25 Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl
7/26 Jemima of Tied with a Ribbon
7/26 Angela of A Little Patchwork
7/27 Andy of A Bright Corner
7/27 Lindsay of The Cottage Mama
7/28 Wynn of Zakka Art
7/28 Kerry of Kid Giddy
7/29 Christine of Stitching Revival
7/29 Tasha of A Little Sweetness

I hope you'll have as much sewing with Pixie Noel as we did!!


  1. Love your cute pillow and quilt! This fabric line is so sweet.

  2. Beautiful! Love the fabric line. A perfect Christmas red :)

  3. What a beautiful Pillow!

  4. I love both of them projects. When you do this quilting (stitch 22) what size stitch length do you use?

  5. Oh goodness--that is just so charming!!! I love all your work, so this doesn't surprise me, but it sure does please the eye!!! I haven't given that cathedral windows tutorial a try yet, but this project might just make me do it!! SO cute!! And I love that you did a Moda Love quilt, as well. That is on my list and you have me totally inspired to just get cutting and put a Pixie Noel one together!!!! I still have my fat quarter bundle staring at me--having a tough time thinking about cutting into it--until now!! Thanks, Debbie--you are amazing!!

  6. Such beautiful projects! Love the crisp white room and decor and how your Pixie Noel projects just pop! Lovely!

  7. I LOVE Pixie Noel and have been a fan of this designer from the beginning. I love the pillow you made with "your left-over" scraps....I may just have to copy that for this Christmas' "from me to me gift". Thanks for the wonderful idea and will now have to sign up for your blog as I enjoyed everything I saw and do not want to miss any future creative posts. Glad I found you (through Riley Blake's posts).


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