Thursday, March 10, 2011

1000 Pyramids - My Oldest UFO



Oops! I thought I had confessed all of my UFOs and was making progress on finishing them. I forgot this one.

I started this quilt 9 or 10 years ago and was actually hand sewing the triangles together. It was supposed to be a Charm Quilt, which as you probably know, means all the triangles would be from a different fabric.

I'm not sure what to do with it because:

1. I don't really like it

2. I don't have any idea where I got the instructions from and so don't really know how to proceed.

But, after I laid out the blocks I thought the pattern was pretty striking from a distance.

I don't think I will ever finish it as a completely hand sewn quilt, but might be able to incorporate it into a smaller quilt or as part of the backing of another quilt.

I have been thinking of making a true charm quilt using the 1000 Pyramids pattern, but it will be made on my sewing machine. I will post a picture of the possible quilt soon.

5 comments:

Granny said...

I'd make that into a pillow sham. I used to hand sew quilt pieces together many years ago. Now I can't imagine starting a project such as that. I love charm quilts but know that I'd never finish one. It would definitely be a UFO for me.

Pen Pen said...

OMG... I made one quilt from hand stitching the pieces years ago... can you imagine, back in the day, before they had machines??? I love these little charm pieces. It would make a beautiful wall hanging.

Scrappy quilter said...

I'd make it into a lap quilt and donate it. I tried that pattern once and got about as far as you and scrapped it!!! That was before I saved everything. It was just too daunting.

Rhonda said...

well, if you don't like, you can send it to me. :)
I think is beautiful and when you do finish it, it will look perfect in your farmhouse.

maybe do some swagbucks searches and I am sure you find instructions and how other quilters finished theirs.

W. Latane Barton said...

I say a wall hanging or a table runner. But, I wouldn't throw it away.