Thursday, October 30, 2014

Party Pyramids

Thanks for your thoughtful responses on yesterday's post.  You brought up some pertinent new thoughts in the comments!  I so enjoy our conversations.  My husband is not nearly so interested in talking about fabric shopping ethics, haha!  Here's to the bright future of the sewing community!

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My online Angled class is wrapping up this week.  Tomorrow I'm posting directions at Angled for our last liberated quilt block, so it's not too much of a teaser to share the project itself today, in this public space.  I really, really enjoyed the fabric play of this quilt, so I had to share!

Pyramids project

My pyramids project was born from a desire to use this long sort of triangle.  It's actually a half equilateral triangle.  They dominate my triangle scraps, probably because the half square triangle kind are easier to use.

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When I first mocked out the quilt, I almost went with with a warm Kona brown for my background.  But it bothered me just enough that I kept looking.  I'm so glad I had a pile of Everyday Party sitting around (I had won it in a giveaway from Fabricworm), because I'm sure I would never have thought to pull these playful novelty prints out for a background if it wasn't staring me in the face!

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I arranged the blocks as I went, keeping on eye on color and value balance using my batting-covered design wall.  This thing is such a great tool!  However, as it just leans against my bookshelf (there's no wall space to attach it to), ever so often someone comes along and accidentally knocks it over.  And the fabrics scatter all over the floor.  Which is sad... or by turns quite maddening.  I guess I'm going to need a new method here soon with the baby coming.  Can you imagine?  Oh, the glee of making mama's fabrics rain to the floor!

Party Pyramids baby quilt

Party Pyramids baby quilt

I finished this baby quilt with a double border, both Everyday Party fabrics.  I'm still not sure that the borders were the best idea ever, but it works ok.

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Party Pyramids baby quilt

What I do love is this backing!  The adorable artwork combined with meandering loopy quilting gives this quilt such a happy, baby personality.  Kind of a vintage feel too, right?  Makes me smile.

Party Pyramids baby quilt

Party Pyramids is now washed, dried and rolled up, tucked away in my quilt cabinet until it finds a forever home.  I've listed it on Etsy today, should you know a baby who could use some pampering!

You can find Everyday Party by Emily Isabella at Fabricworm now.  It's an organic fabric collection produced by Birch and just perfect for little ones.  Enjoy!

18 comments:

  1. Would love a tutorial on this block. It is beautiful.

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  2. This is just too cute and I love the borders.

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    1. Well.. since this block is part of my Angled class, I can't share a tutorial here. Sorry! That would be totally "cheating" on my students. =( But thanks for the pattern love.

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  4. I love this quilt! The quilting is perfect for it. And Everyday Party is adorable isn't it? I made a baby shower present with it earlier this year, so cute.

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  5. I love this quilt and its borders very much.that fabric line is great! The back is adorable too! I would really like to make one for my own grown up self. It really does read as a vintage quilt. You have a real winner for baby!
    Beth Magistra13 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks, Beth! I'm not a naturally vintage person, so it was fun to see the style emerge here... largely thanks to the fabrics! =)

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  6. Your quilt is gorgeous and the borders work. Not just 'OK' - Great!

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  7. I'm definitely feeling the pattern love on this! As soon as it popped up in my flickr feed I was smitten. The borders seem perfect to me, too!

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  8. Funny, the background hit me simultaneous to the lovely pattern of the pyramids! Great serendipitous choice! I have enjoyed Angled very much, though I'll have to pull it out again after we move to really do up the projects I started :)

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  9. I *love* the borders. I think that darker shade is perfect for the inner border, while the outer border keeps it light. it's like a little picture frame. I might have to steal this idea to use up some triangle scraps I have.

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  10. I love this quilt pattern---love those pyramids :) Happy Halloween

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  11. Great quilt! Love the colour combos. The backing is too cute. :)

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  12. Where did you get the fabrics>

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  13. Love this quilt. I'm so glad I have bought your angled class. The patterns are all amazing and I can't wait to try this one.

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