Friday, June 1, 2012

Pyramid Quilt

On to a new project! I've been smitten by this Pyramid Quilt from Anthropologie (though, it looks like it's no longer available if you're wanting to spend some big bucks).

And when I saw Mary's rendition, I knew I had to try one!


I decided to create a bit of an ombre effect by positioning my solid triangles from light to dark down the quilt. I cut out lots of pyramids, sewed them together in pairs and put them on the design wall. Agh! I wasn't liking the look and had spent a whole day cutting and sewing.

I've been known to scrap a project at this point, but I was determined to push on. I went to EQ and drew out my idea. I kind of liked it on paper!


So yesterday, I sewed together what I had so far and voila! Love it! I'm learning - sometimes you have to push ahead, look at the big picture and do some more sewing before a design comes together. It certainly is the sum of it's parts.

 
And now I'm thinking of adding a "touch" of red.


The challenges of a quilter! It is what makes this fun! . . . Cindy

9 comments:

  1. Love this inspiration quilt and yours! It's beautiful!

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  2. wow! extraordinary! I think the red will really give it a pop :O) I'm interested to see how the overall design changes with the addition of red so keep us posted.
    Oh, I love that last print--I have just a smidge (as in one small strip) left and have always wanted more. what is the name/designer/maker of that? thanks!

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  3. oh my this is inspiring!! Just beautiful!

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  4. Woo, I like it a lot! Now the thought process begins on how to quilt it!!

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  5. Beautiful! What are you using to cut your pyramids? A 60 degree ruler? I am looking to add that one next to my stash, I am just wondering what you have. :) Oh and what version of EQ do you have, that will probably be for Christmas...

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  6. Wow, Cindy! So amazing and beautiful. Where are you going to put the red? It will add a fantastic element to the quilt for sure!

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  7. I loved Mary's, but yours is incredible, too, and so different. While hers is eclectic and energetic, yours is so serene. And way to go matching those triangles. It's not easy!

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  8. How timely this post is! On Friday I picked up a 60 degree triangle ruler I ordered at my local shop to make a baby quilt for a friend. I love your quilt and can't wait to see the whole thing! You are always an inspiration Cindy!

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