I recently ran across a blog in German..(I think?) that had the beginning of a fun Pixie quilt made by Hilde Klatt.
The method used for piecing the Pixies is called Lieseling, which is the same as english Paper Piecing over foundations.
The IldicoTextilDesign blog gives templates that you can print out…and fear not..there is an English translation if you scroll down.
I didn’t have the heavier weight card stock that is recommended, so I printed my templates out on regular copy paper.
I’ve done a lot of paper piecing in the past..but haven’t done any for a while. It takes a while for the upside down and backwards sewing to click in with me. My first block took 3 hours!
I decided to try cutting out the templates, tracing around and hand piecing. Much better. My next block only took 2 hours.
From there I got in my groove and the hand piecing went faster.
The Ildico blog shows a row of Toadstool houses around the Pixies, but she hasn’t posted the directions yet. There’s a center star too, but I haven’t decided on fabrics for that portion. There’s a couple of ways to go with that part.
I’m thinking I might want to do the Pixies with black dresses and the center as a bonfire. It might make a cute Halloween candle mat?