Monday, May 15, 2006
Here is my 1000 Pyramids at the 500 mark! Wa-hooooooo! 13 rows of 40, yeee-ha!!!
Most of this is hand pieced but I am joining the rows by machine. Not too much trouble with bias edges, some are pretty wonky but I wrestle them back into shape. Of course, not all the points meet but can you tell from here? And isn't that how most people will see this quilt? :) This will be a queen size quilt when it is done. The triangles are cut 5 inches per side. After adding a few more rows tonight I decided to stay stitch around the edges so that it will not stretch any more. I might hand quilt this because my long armer won't quilt hand pieced quilts. But maybe I will just run it thru my janome, and quilt 1/4 inch inside the triangles.
I started this quilt in January maybe. No rush on this one. I hand piece the units while riding in the car, waiting at the doctors office, waiting for AWANA to get done, watching TV, etc. I usually piece units of eight triangles, then I can put them together as 5 groups of eight to make a 40 piece strip. I have about another 100 pieced already, but not ready to be set into the quilt.
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