Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday Finish: A Second Pyramid Scheme Quilt

Deja vu? Yep, just a little.  When my mom saw the Pyramid Scheme quilt my do. Good Stitches group had made in February she fell in love.  After informing her that she couldn't buy that quilt off of me, I offered to make her another.

There were so many triangles!  I used a new method to sew all those HSTs, where you mark a 1/4" from your needle with a long piece of washi tape, then as you sew, you line up your leading and trailing points on that line.  It was really quick, and I managed to get a good rhythm going so this quilt top came together in about a week.  I was a little nervous about needing to trim because sewing the HSTs felt so inaccurate, but it all worked out in the end.  (I posted a picture of the method here.)

I was hoping to get this quilted this week, but life and other more rushed projects took over.  It will go fast when I do get it basted since my mom also liked the quilting on the first quilt, so I won't have to hem and haw over how to quilt it.

Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish It Up Friday and Glory Be Quilter for TGIFF!

And if you haven't looked at all the awesome blogs on the first week of the Plum and June New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop go check out my intro post here, and be sure to visit the rest of the first week crew!

Plum and June

Michelle @ Michelle Bartholomew
Yvonne @ Quilting Jet Girl

Jana @ Jane Machado


  1. Looking good! I like the combo and I'm off to check your method :-)

  2. Oooh I like that block! Looks like a fun one to do with scraps!

  3. Very nice finish - I am always a fan of green! The new blogger blog hop sounds wonderful. How do I get involved? I just posted my first post this week at

    Thanks for any info you might provide.

  4. Wonderful pieced top. It's kind of a relief for me when I know how I am going to quilt a project. I can really get stuck deciding what to do sometimes!

  5. I love this top! The soft colors and the HST are just beautiful!

  6. Lovely! I like the colours! Thanks for sharing on TGIFF linky party!

  7. Your quilt is so pretty. I'm sure your mom will love it :)

  8. A beautiful quilt. I like the color variations in each block.

  9. I just found your blog through Plum and June's new blogger hop. Yep, I'm three weeks behind reading blogs! I love this quilt, especially the pretty aqua colour. Your Mum is one lucky lady.


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