Monday, August 15, 2011
Design Wall Monday- 1000 Pyramids
While taking my first quilting class last September, I became interested in the 1000 pyramids quilt. I kept thinking about it and thinking about it. I decided to make it but knew it was going to be an in progress quilt for a long time to come. I wanted each triangle to be a different fabric. I want it to be pretty huge too. Right now it is about a 1/3 of the way done. I get super excited when I find nice scraps because it means I am that much closer to finishing. You can see how I have grown with my quilting by this quilt. When I started points didn't necessarily match that well. Now, I am much better at matching points. I thank the Farmers Wife Quilt experience for that. When you are off on a smaller block- it really shows. I cant tell you how many seams I have ripped open on that one. One block I ripped out about three times per seam. And really that is not much of an exageration. I, of course, still see much room for improvement. Maybe I should do Dear Jane? Talk about small blocks.
For those of you that dont know quilting, 1000 pyramids doesnt ne cessarily mean that there are 1000 triangles in it. It means there are obstacle illusions of many pyramids in the quilt. Maybe even 1000 illusions.
The quilt is becoming a bit of an eye spy quilt because ever time I add something that has animals or pictures, I fussy cut it to add interest to the triangle. When I lay it out on the floor, the kids like to play I spy with it.
This is what is up on my design wall today. I have a few triangles to add. See other peoples Design Wall Monday posts here at Patchwork Times.
here. I made mine about 5 inches tall (with seam allowance).