Wednesday, June 22, 2011

147 Pyramids


My Pyramids quilt started enthusiastically when I went through my stack of 3 inch strips and pulled a bunch in purple and green to make a Thousand Pyramid quilt using Debra's amazing tutorial.


Once I had a bunch of these on my design wall, I stepped away and sighed.  Though I love the look of the Thousand Pyramid design, the thought of all that repetitive sewing gave me hives.  So I went back to my pile of 3" strips, and decided to to do a strippy version of the Thousand Pyramids quilt.


I also decided that instead of starting yet another big project, that's it's okay to stockpile a few baby quilt tops.  There are always babies coming along that need a quilt.


This is not quite a thousand pyramids, but I like the way the prints blend and contrast, and the way it's both geometric and floral.  For me 147 pyramids (more or less) were quite enough, thank you.

10 comments:

sophie said...

I loved reading your thought process .. and that you counted those pyramids (more or less ;-)

Pyramids in a strippy layout is a cool idea.

DebbyMc said...

This is my reaction to repetitive sewing now, too! I don't get hives but I get so antsy and distracted and disinterested and uncomfortable...I think it's the main reason I don't make many quilts anymore... This one is great, I love the purple. What a good idea to stock pile baby quilts!

Judy S. said...

Hmmm, my post vaporized itself. A thousand of anything would make me crazy, too, so you came up with a great solution! I have some of that same fabric in your first photo, the one with the mums or whatever they are. BTW, I like your Noro sweater...gosh all those buttons to sew on, must have taken a while!

Judy S. said...

Hmmm, my post vaporized itself. A thousand of anything would make me crazy, too, so you came up with a great solution! I have some of that same fabric in your first photo, the one with the mums or whatever they are. BTW, I like your Noro sweater...gosh all those buttons to sew on, must have taken a while!

Plays with Needles said...

You're such a whiz bang! You make whipping out a quilt look as easy as whipping up a cake...

Debra Spincic said...

Well, yea, mine are 6"--big difference there!

I like the idea of the strips. I've been thinking of how to do them with a central medallion. I think the technique is very adaptable.

Rian said...

Well aren't the clever one. I think I like this look better!

Kay said...

It's a great look. And the bit of red/orange is what the purple/green needs. It looks very nice.

Magpie Sue said...

It's a wonderful blend of prints and colors and a great solution to a a potential problem. :- )

Bridget said...

Your quilt made me smile.