Pyramids Progress

I have made some progress on the pyramids quilt.    I think you can see from the picture how much quilting is left to go.

I can’t predict how long that will take but I do know that when I get this close I have a hard time stopping!

More pictures (click to enlarge)

Have a great Holiday Weekend

Happy Quilting

Tim

12 thoughts on “Pyramids Progress

  1. Carla says:

    It is amazing how much the quilting changes the quilt! A great transformation.

  2. cumberlandislandquiltchick says:

    Oh, it looks so pretty! How do you like your hoop with the stand? Is that what you are using? I really love the backing that you chose. Those little diamonds of floral really give it life and appeal to me.

    • timquilts says:

      I have been using the new hoop with the stand…I like it…it is 22 inches across so I dont have to re-hoop as often. The backing fabric was a great find because it is 108 ” wide, so no seams!

  3. Louise says:

    My grandmother and mother made quilts like these with the triangles. Mom made hers totally out of plaids spaced out with a solid triangle in between. My grandmother made hers like the one you are working on. When I saw the quilt I suddenly remembered I have a shoe box of her triangles cut out and ready to put together. Now I only have to remember where I put them.
    I am amazed at how fast you quilt. You must stay up all night?!

  4. realgffood says:

    Tim, I am a beginning quilter and have commented on your site before. I look forward to see what you are doing and what I can learn. I was recently given quilts from my great-aunt that I believe were quilted between 1920 – 1960. Some could be earlier. She used quilt patterns, but the fabric was very mixed with a consistent background color (I now see mostly matched fabric collections now). Was that typical for the time to use whatever they had? They are priceless to me, but does that make a difference in the value?

    PS I did see a Gee’s Bend exhibit and it was such an example of personal art.

    • timquilts says:

      What a great treasure to have, family made quilts are so much more special!
      as far as the mixed fabric….many (most) quilters were also sewers….leftover pieces from making clothes were saved…too small to make other clothes they were perfect for quilts….the sewing scrap bag became the quilt stash ….adding a consistent solid in the piecing with the scrap variety tied it all together…it was less common for a quilter to buy all the fabric for a quilt…all matching and “planned”….there were many done that way, but “scrap bag” quilts were more common. what constitutes value in a quilt is the workmanship, and the condition, as well as the rarity….so I cant guess one way or another what your family quilts might be worth (aside from the priceless family value) but I can recommend that it would be worth having an appraisal done by an AQS certified appraiser, you can find one here http://www.americanquilter.com/quilt_world/appraisers.php

  5. audrey says:

    Your quilt is looking great! Love the mix of prints in it, esp. the unexpected ‘big’ prints. When I see quilts like this, it makes me think that sometimes I should probably be more relaxed about my fabric choices & combinations.

  6. Felice says:

    gorgeous!

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