Since I finished the wild goose chase quilt I had to start a new project (even if I do still have several others to finish). I decided to finish up the Thousand Pyramids that I re-made. (I re-made the top all by hand so there is no machine stitching at all)
As usual I do the layout on the floor and pin baste the layers together.
I used a wide backing fabric (no seams) that I bought at Everlasting Stitches in Holt MI, a great store!
The batting is Quilters Dream Cotton Select. I have not used it before but it looks like it will work. I have tried Dream Cotton Request (thinner) and I hate it, it is like nothing..it doesnt give me the look I like. It is as if I am using no batting at all. The select is a bit thicker and so far I like it.
I am doing very simple quilting following the pieces 1/4″ from the seams and then echo quilting 2 more times in each. I don’t do any marking for simple quilting like this.
I think that the quilting should support and enhance the piecing. I am not a fan of all over quilting that does not follow the piecing. I think quilting should be dictated by the piecing of the top and each top is different. I let the top tell me how it should be quilted.
here is a picture of the back
I am using a 14″ hoop and I can quilt 6 triangles before I have to re-hoop
I have not counted how many times I will need to re-hoop…that could be discouraging.
I will post some updates on the progress as I move along