Tuesday, October 10, 2017

"Prolific Pyramids" - a finish

This may be called "Thousand Pyramids" but 1000 is too many this time.  All from my stash, except the backing.  I practiced "ruler work" on this one and was marginally pleased with what I did.  The end result is much better than I expected.  These triangles/pyramids are using the triangle from Tri-Recs, a little more graceful than the 60 degree equilateral triangle.  I called it "Prolific" because every time I turned around, another triangle was needed, and then those baby ones started showing up!

I was surprised with how easy this was and how many different ways the triangles could be set together, resulting in a myriad of variations.  I grouped 4 light and 4 dark triangles in each unit, and always had the darks on the same side each time.  I pressed seams open and again was pleased with the ease of sewing them, with reasonable care, as 2 sides were on bias. 

DH was holding this up and sun was shining thru.  It's all quilted and DONE.  

 Lots of straight lines, lots of practice with rulers!  I reverted back to free-form quilting in the side triangles. 
 Backing - isn't it delightful?  ... giraffes, with little blue baby giraffes. 

9 comments:

kathy said...

Just great looking

Janet O. said...

It is a beautiful quilt, Elaine. I have wanted to do something like this one day.
Oh, that backing fabric made me giggle. :)

Elsie Montgomery said...

Elaine, another beauty from your creative hands! Very, very nice!

Ruth said...

I love it. The scattering of smaller triangles is fun!

aubirdwoman said...

Wonderful..... I need to make one, would call mine Climb Every Mountain ... as that's what I seem to have done this past year. ohh we should really live closer You are such an Inspiration, hugs sheila from downunder

Lynne said...

I’ve been interested in ruler work for awhile now, and I’ve just finished a quilt that has some similar quilting possibilities. Do you have a ruler brand that you would recommend?

Lynne

Rose Marie said...

It is lovely ..... well done!

Lindah said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and tiny triangle border. The ruler work looks great! Really pretty. Elegant!
Somehow, I missed this post on the reader, so I'm glad I barged onto your blog to see what you've been up to.

Lori said...

A lovely finish Elaine!