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.

You can make your own equilateral triangle that is used for this quilt.  The how to is here.  I made mine about 5 inches tall (with seam allowance).

7 comments:

kat said...

Wow! That is impressive. Make me feel bad that I've been slacking on my hexagon quilt. Hey, do you want scraps? I have a huge bag I'd love to get rid of & I think you'd like most of the colors. Just let me know.

marcella said...

Love that quilt! What a beautiful ongoing project you have. Somewhere in a drawer I have zillions of triangles waiting patiently to be sewn together. Your quilt makes me want to get to it.

Nina-Marie said...

Nothin' like doing it 1000 times to the points right huh?! (grin) I really love the bright jewel tones you chose! Just lovely!

Quilter Kathy said...

I love it...it's very happy!

Vicki said...

Very pretty and to have all different scraps of fabric is just divine! Lovely job

Sandy H said...

Great job! What a wonderful way to chronicle your quiltmaking progress too--both in terms of skills and fabrics you've used! Looking forward to seeing it done...an eventual show n' tell at guild, I hope?

Katherine said...

Uh-oh. Your beautiful scrappy quilt is calling to me. Love it!