May 13, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival - 1000 Pyramids


It's time for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival once again! :) A big thanks to Amy for hosting and all the hard work putting this together!

My entry this time round is the 1000 Pyramids Quilt I made for my sister Averil. I think it's one of my very favourite quilts I've made, and the fact that she loves it so much makes my heart sing :)

I never thought Averil would ask me for a quilt because she'd never shown interest in having one on her bed. Little did I know her silence was just her thinking about what she'd like!

Deciding on a colour scheme for the quilt was a little grr... my sister was super fickle about what colours she wanted on there so she hemmed and hawed for eons. Finally I just told her I was going to make it and that was that hehe

Thankfully the picky little princess loves it, and she was so thrilled when I laid it out on her bed for her to find when she got home from work :) The best part of it was that I was able to take the quilt to Singapore and deliver it personally. Our grandma had just passed and it was a wonderful thing to be able to do something for her.

It was the first time I'd made a quilt with 60 degree triangles, and even though I was a little apprehensive (especially making a queen-sized quilt!), I pressed on and I'm so glad I did. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it was going to be and I learned to do something new :)

I work at my LQS and I try to tell beginner quilters (and even those who aren't beginners) that trying something new doesn't have to be a scary process. Everyone had to start somewhere, and learning is part of growing your skill. I wouldn't say I'm fearless, but I always tell myself that if someone else can do it, so can I!

Anyway, that's my entry :) I hope you go visit Amy and have a look at all the beautiful quilts in the festival. Have fun!

45 comments:

Dresden Quilter said...

It is a gorgeous quilt and the colours are so soothing. Your sister is very lucky.

twin fibers said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful! I'm sure your sister loved it and that you got to deliver it in person is the best!

Three Mennonite Quilting Sisters said...

Your triangle quilt is lovely. 60 degree angels are not so bad after all. In Jan. 2012 C&T Publishing is coming out with a new book of mine called "Simply Triangles". Keep up the good work. Barbara

Lisa said...

The colors are great. You are so right about trying new things . . . what do we have to really be afraid of?

Lis said...

Great colours, wonderful piecing and such a heart warming story, whatelse could we want from a quilt? Lovely.

Angela Flicker said...

Fabulous quilt! I love the modern feel and the colors you used!

patchworkdelights said...

wow that is a truly stunning quilt, eye catching and modern! LOVE IT!

fallingforpieces said...

Absolutely worth trying something new! Looks great!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love one patch quilts and you have done a wonderful job with this one!

Jennifer :)

Sara said...

It turned out wonderfully!!

stitchinpenny said...

Love the colors and they truly make the pattern sing.

Janet said...

Gorgeous quilt! Gorgeous colours! A thousand pyramid quilt is on my "I wish to make someday" list.

Allie said...

It's gorgeous - a traditional pattern but it looks totally fresh and new, the color scheme is perfect!

Eileen said...

Beautiful quilt and story. So glad you could give it to your sister in person. Love your philosophy. I am pretty much that way too but I've been sewing for 55 years. Of course I keep my seam ripper handy! Sometimes I've re-done a part six times but just keep plugging away. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Kristie said...

Love it Audrie, and glad your "picky little princess" sister does, too :-)

BaileyGirl5 said...

Love it! The colors are so beautiful. You are an AWESOME sister :)

emedoodle said...

This quilt is so beautiful! I have to ask though, how hard was it to get all the points perfect? They're impeccable!

Karen said...

Its a wonderful entry. i so want to make one of these 60 degrees triangle quilts. Your sister is very lucky.

Karen said...

This is a great quilt.The simplicity of the design is what makes it so beautiful. Love the colour choices. What a wondeful gift.

Angela {fussycut} said...

gorgeous quilt! love the triangles, the colors, and the story behind it. Thanks for sharing. :)

Vicky said...

Love the colours on this one. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Lovely quilt and lovely story! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

Darn. I did a 'cut & paste' boo-boo. My previous comment was incorrectly linked! (Sorry Marci!)

baukje said...

It's a beautiful quilt ; I love those colors. Lucky she!!!

Peaceful Piecer said...

what a good sister you are! love the quilt

Laura K. said...

This is really gorgeous. I'm so jealous!

Annie said...

1000 Pyramids is a favorite pattern of mine! I love the colors you chose! Great job!

SewCalGal said...

Yummy quilt. Great use of colors and light. Inspirational. I truly want to make one just like this. Love yours.

....and I want to add that I also love Singapore very much. Hadn't previously met any quilters from Singapore.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

mascanlon said...

Gorgeous! the colors are perfect...just enough zing to make this quilt top really stand out!

Vicki said...

Beautiful, Audrie! Another one I'd like to try someday.

Nadine said...

lovely quilt. simple and stylish. i love the colour scheme too.

cynthiatreen said...

Wonderful colors... simply beautiful

Kay said...

I love 1000 pyramids, and this one is lovely. Good job.

Sally said...

Gorgeous quilt! I bet those triangles weren't nearly as scary as you thought they were going to be! Love your colors, it's delightful.

Megan said...

Beautiful. I love the color scheme. I don't think I've ever seen anything made with these kind of triangles.

Hollie said...

It's gorgeous! I love the colors you used. This quilt is just breathtaking in it's simplicity. Your sister is very lucky!

Marg said...

The quilt is beautiful, and the colours are gorgeous. Lucky sister!

amy smart said...

I love this quilt Audrie! It is so soothing. I'm itching to try a triangle quilt. And so sweet that you made it for your sister and that you could deliver it in person at such an emotional time. I'm sure it was good for both of you.

Hope you are doing well!!

Petit Design Co. said...

I have a triangle quilt that is half cut out. I really need to get into gear and finish it up! Yours looks great.

You can see my submission to the Blogger's Quilt Festival here: http://blog.petitdesignco.com/2011/05/bloggers-quilt-festival.html

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

gorgeous! fabulous palette!

pinsandneedles said...

Very striking! Love the colors!

Rachel said...

What a lovely quilt! Sometimes it can be so hard to make a quilt for someone else, but I think making it yourself and not letting her choose as much worked out great!! I am sure she appreciates it everyday.

Cheers!
Rachel
http://www.dewberrylane.com

Karen said...

Very lovely! I was a little apprehensive about making a quilt with lots of triangles, too, but I got over my fear and the result was beaufitul. you did a great job.

felicity said...

Gorgeous - I may attempt 60 degree triangles yet if the result can be this awesome.

Sheila said...

Gorgeous! I've never tried 60 degree, but I've been meaning to. Since you say it's not that bad, I guess I should give it a go!

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