Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Modern Nature Inspired Quilts by Bernadette Mayr - Pyramids

The local Nifty Needlers group has a library of quilting books, in April I volunteered to make one quilt from the book.  This project was outside my comfort zone, as I make baby quilts, Alzheimer's touch quilts, bed quilts, place mats, oven mitts, bibs, art quilts are not my thing.
I choose the pyramids because it was an excellent opportunity to use up scraps.
 The instructions are well written and easy to follow.
The pyramids are cut at 30˚, 90˚, 60˚ and 45˚ degree angles.
I made the inside border wider and the outside one narrower, then the instructions.
The backing is recycled denim from old bluejeans.
The outside border was free motion quilted with heart shaped leaves and the inside border is half spirals.
 The blue sky was straight stitched with tight vertical lines.
 The sand was straight stitched with tight horizontal lines.
 The pyramids are not quilted.
The binding is only two inches wide and was applied with a Bernina #71 Flat Felt foot.  I used Lisa Yarost's binding tutorial.
If I made this quilt again, I would try trapunto on the pyramids.

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