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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pyramid Quilt....trimming up the sides

I have finally gotten back to my Pyramid Quilt {Anthropologie knock-off}...I have added a second background color and straightened up the sides of my rows.



I have pieced together the number of triangles needed for a row, in my quilt I am piecing 20 triangle units so I have enough to trim up the sides.  I will be left with 18 whole triangle units and a half unit on each end. To trim the ends so they are straight and not angled, I simply place my strip of triangle units on my mat.  The bottom edge should run along a horizontal line and the end being trimmed should be lined up along a vertical line so that when cut - the cut will split a triangle in half.

  
Pretty simple!!!


Another little tip for {hopefully} getting those tippy tips of the triangles to meet....
If you match up the tips of two units {right sides together} and try to stitch through the point where the two lines of stitching intersect....


I don't usually use many pins but for this I want to make sure all these pyramids meet at the right point...so pins are helpful.


I like how this quilt is coming together.  It may be a difficult one to giveaway :)


Happy Wednesday!
mary

24 comments:

karenfae said...

i love how all you points come together so nicely!
Karen

Rachaeldaisy said...

Even the ancient Pharaohs would be impressed by your beautiful Pyramid quilt!! Your fabric choices are divine, and your points are so pointy!!

Material Mary said...

I'm loving this. It appears that you are using browns, greens and oranges for the contrast and blue and turquois for the solids...love it.
Mary

Patchwork and Play said...

You're not seriously thinking about giving this beauty away, are you!!?? The colours of this quilt really sing! The lovely bright triangles remind me of tents lined up on the shore at the beach! Very summery! (well, for us downunder!)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love those shot cottons...are you really going to be parting with this beauty?!

Lorraine said...

I think I'll definitely have to give this a try , thanks for the tute , it's so lovely!!

marth225 said...

It's looking good - I like the effect

selfsewn@summerfete said...

You cannot give this away...unless it's to me!!!
Loving the brown dot ;o)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That is just how I made the triangle pillow I gave away! Pretty!

Sarah@Pings&Needles said...

Absolutely bloomin beautiful mary ...

betsy said...

I am loving your move than the anthro one already!!! And it makes me want to make one too!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I love the colors! It so perfectly done. :)

Andrea said...

very good thanks for sharing!

Peppermint Pinwheels said...

Your fabrics are gorgeous!

Leanne said...

I am really enjoying watching you make this quilt, it is striking.

Nicky said...

This is going to be fabulous - just in love with your colours and fabric!

Are you sticking to two background colours or are there more to come?

Janet said...

You are a piecing queen! Wow, love the colours of this one, sigh again.

Marit said...

gorgeous colors and perfect piecing makes this the perfect eye candy...

; )

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

It looks amazing! Attempting those triangles would scare me!!

Mary said...

I left a comment (which I don't see) but apparently Google had signed me out (maybe that's why???) so I'll leave another.

I said I loved your perfect points, that I think this is a really nice quilt, and asked why you don't get to keep it. It reminds me of the colors we used when I was in college.

Maybe this time it will post or maybe you'll get two comments!

selfsewn@summerfete said...

Oh where are you Mary?
I'm peeing my pants for your email reply!!!

Carla said...

You are sure making me want to get some shot cotton and go to town on some pyramids with my scraps. When I saw your post today I suddenly remembered that I forgot to look at the Anthropology quilts when I visited the store this week! Rats, I might have to go back!

notes of sincerity said...

I love your triangles!! And so helpful to show just how you cut them to size. Thanks so much for taking the guess work out of it. :o) I am curious how to do that with hexagons. I have a large swatch of them sewn and not planning to add more to it.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Sincerely, Trish

Juani said...

Gorgeous, I've got to try this!!