My Pyramid top is complete. Lately, I've been enjoying these type of quilts that use lots of different fabrics from many different lines. It also used up some scraps!
I thought you might like a few tips in case you're thinking about making a Pyramid quilt too!
Mine was cut from 3 1/2" strips using a 60 degree ruler. My ruler has a squared off tip and I like that I can easily tell where the straight grain is on the triangle when they end up pin a big messy pile.
My rows have 31 triangles and I was able to cut 16 triangles from a strip. This was nice because one strip of solid made one row. (16 solid and 15 print or vice versa). No, I didn't plan it that way, it was a happy accident!
The trickiest part is matching all those points. I do it by peeling back the top layer and lining up the points.
Then I put a pin just past each point. That way I've sewn the point before I have to remove the pin.
With all the seams pressed open, I can see exactly where the point is as I'm sewing. And most of them came out pretty close!
I'm happy with the effect of going dark to light! And a little design tip - If you use a print triangle that closely matches the solid that surrounds it, you get what looks like a big triangle. Notice the yellow one?
And I think I found the perfect backing fabric in my stash. Love when that happens!
Now on to quilting! . . . Cindy