Thousand Pyramids quilt

Remember this quilt? And how my grown son, Paul, wanted me to “fix” his childhood/young adult/adult  current favorite quilt? Most of you were cheering me on, anxious to see what I did with it.

Paul's quilt

Well, it is on the back burner for now. It gives me anxiety to even think about how I might fix it, and to what extent. For right now, and to get him back to having a TV quilt, it was quicker to just make him a new one! You saw me working on it here, here, and here.

Thousand Pyramids

“Thousand Pyramids”
60″ x 58″
An original by Sewfrench
Based on a classic design
Kona cotton
5″ equilateral 60° triangles
Machine pieced
Hand quilted on each side of all seams

This quilt was inspired by a quilt I see every day.

Equilateral Triangle quiltOurs, I say ours because when you marry property become jointly owned, right? Well, ours hangs over the rocker in our bedroom. It, as well as Paul’s, was made by Grandma Sue, and because it is lightly hand-quilted it makes for a most cozy quilt. It is our favorite, often fought over, nap quilt.

Quilt backing @ Sewfrench

The fabric on the back, of this one, is a wonderful print with a repeat of triangles on it. I used Quilter’s Dream cotton batting to give it that light as air feeling. And because I chose to do this in 5″ triangles, the quilting is 4 1/2″ apart giving it a very flexible, fluid move. I know Kona is not as soft as 80’s cotton, but with a few washings, I think it will have a similar feel. Over time, I hope it holds up better and longer!

Quilt label

I’ll get back to the restoring before this one wears out, I am sure!!

P.S.
I’ve had several people email me, not understanding how to nominate a quilt for the Viewer’s Choice award for the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival. You click here, then enter this

http://sewfrench.com/2013/05/16/bloggers-quilt-festival-spring-2013-leave-a-trail-hand-quilted-quilt/

into the box. Add your email address at the bottom to verify, you have only nominated one quilter, that is all that is required for this round! I appreciate everyone who has deemed me worthy! Nominations end today!

All the quilts can be viewed from linking off here.

Linking up with:

Finish it Up Friday

A Stitch in Time

TGIFF

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27 Responses to Thousand Pyramids quilt

  1. mtetar says:

    The quilt has a great story behind it, and so restoration is the best thing to do. You can do it Avis x! Be Blessed, Mtetar

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  2. Kerstin says:

    The thousand pyramids quilt is lovely, such nice colors!

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  3. Cindy @ In A Stitch says:

    Love the colors in the “new” quilt!

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  4. Linda says:

    Lori, Nice job on the pyramids quilt! Did you embroider or write the details on it? However you did it, it’s a very nice touch :)

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  5. That is just BEAUTIFUL!

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  6. The Sassy Quilter says:

    I love a soft and cozy quilt! Great Job on the pyramids.

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  7. I love this quilt. The colours are so beautiful.

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  8. antarabesque says:

    Very nice! I love it.

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  9. Beautiful. He must love it.

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  10. Love, love, love your colours, Lori! Fabulous!

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  11. carolinelarnach says:

    Awesome. I love the backing fabric a lot, too. Works beautifully. Nice work!

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  12. Your quilt is gorgeous!

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  13. Karen says:

    So lovely to hear your son still loves his old quilt after many years! Sweet story and beautiful new quilt! Best of luck with the restoration, I see many of those in my future, and I welcome it. It’s a sign of a well loved quilt, right :-)!

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  14. Elizabeth says:

    Love this quilt

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  15. Britt says:

    Your new quilt is very sharp – I love the look of a simple shape repeated and the design comes from the change in colors. By the way – your bedroom rocking chair is gorgeous!

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  16. Janine says:

    Both your old and your newly made quilts are stunning! I can’t decide which I like best :)

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  17. citricsugar says:

    The triangle quilt is great – love the allusions to the old within it!

    Good luck with repairing the other one… It might be possible to remove the damaged square, fold under the seam allowances and slip a new square underneath, and top-stitch aroudn the folded edges of the neighbouring squares. I hope that makes sense. :-)

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    • sewfrench says:

      That may be exactly how I do it, Carly. The problem is almost every block has a bit of damage and the real treasure, besides the softness, is the quilting :/

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  18. I would like to know how to fix a quilt like that, too! A friend asked me to fix a quilt made by her mom in the 1970s, and it looks just like yours. After I started taking it apart, I couldn’t figure out what to do to fix it!

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  19. Carrie P. says:

    Love the new version of the old version. Both are so great!

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  20. beautiful quilt! love the triangles!

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  21. Elizabeth says:

    Wow! What a treasure that quilt is! I love how colorful it is. So beautifully done! Thank you for linking up!

    xo -E

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  24. Lisa says:

    Beautiful quilt, Lori! How did Paul like the new one?

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