It’s time for Quilt Block of the Month! Each month (or so..) I’m sharing a 10″ by 10″ quilt block that you can use to create an entire quilt, or sew 1 at a time to create a sampler quilt! Today’s quilt block is called the Pixie Dust Quilt Block because it has a little bit of a pixie magical feel to it. There are 5 pieces in each quilt block and you use 5 different fabrics in the block. Each piece of fabric is a nice band that shows good amount of the fabric so you can use fabrics with a little bit of a bigger scale. I think this quilt pattern is a great way to showcase gorgeous colors or gorgeous prints since the fabric pieces are bigger than some quilts!
I designed it (kinda accidentally) in very My Little Pony colors. It has Twilight Sparkle vibes (here’s a link to the plush set), which I’m not opposed to! Hah! So this quilt block is a great pattern for a magical bedroom. You can totally make this in your favorite pony colors to coordinate with a bedroom set – or really any character for that matter! It’s a modern way to do a character themed quilt without having any character fabric!
I’m using the pattern for another project using prints and it’s looking cute, too! You also pick your 5 favorite prints from a fabric collection and use those for this quilt!
Check out other Quilt Block of the Month Tutorials:
–You’re a Gem Quilt
–Coffee Cup Quilt Block
–Makers Gonna Make Quilt Block
Finished size approx. 50″ by 50″
-Riley Blake Confetti Cottons – 3/4 yard each
- Fabric 1 – Crayola Wisteria
- Fabric 2 – Crayola Blush
- Fabric 3 – Riley Navy
- Fabric 4 – Riley Peony
- Fabric 5 – Riley Fuchsia
-1 1/2 yard Quilt Backing I’m using Doe by Carolyn Friedlander, it’s 108″ wide and I love it. I also used this for the binding.
-Pattern Pieces (download below!)
Use 1/4″ seam allowance.
Print the pattern pieces from your home computer. Be sure you are printing at 100% or DO NOT SCALE. Piece the pages together. You’ll have to trim the edges of two of the pages.
Cut out 1 of each piece from each of the 5 colors with 4 colors in each block.
Lay them out as follows to create all 5 blocks:
Repeat 5 times so you have 25 blocks.
Arrange them as follows and sew together in rows. Then sew the rows together!
When you’re done with the quilt top have it quilted.
I had this long-arm quilted by CrinkleLove. I chose a rainbow and hearts pattern because it just fit with the whole vibe! CrinkleLove also quilted the You’re a Gem Quilt and the Coffee Cup Quilt and they are all gorgeous! I love the design selection, there are so many to browse through and you can find a perfect one for every pattern! You can read about how to send your quilt to CrinkleLove here.
I love the backing that I used! It is an extra wide fabric so it was easy to get enough to fit the back of this quilt without piecing. The fabric is a white and black grid and it’s so neutral you can use it with anything. I went ahead and used it for the binding, too, since I had plenty left over!
I love the binding! Since you only see part of the grid it looks like little X’s.
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Oh it is the perfect Twilight Sparkle block! Not only the colors you chose (which are fabulous) but the angle mimics her hair! I adore this! Now I’m picturing different blocks for each pony. Curly Rarity hair would be tricky. Anyway, this is absolutely lovely! Bookmarking this for the future for sure!
PS The quilting is perfection!
This is a great block with so many color possibilities … I feel like it’s begging to be paper-pieced, like an old school “newspaper quilt”.
That would be awesome!
Confused about pattern pieces! Is there an extra piece? Doesn’t seem to make a 10 in sq with A-E.
Would like to use this. Help!
Make sure you are printing at 100%