Thursday, February 6, 2014

Free pattern day: Thousand Pyramids quilts!

The 2014 Winter Games took place in Sochi, Russia.  The theme was based on the patchwork quilt! The Sochi designs resemble Thousand Pyramids and Diamond quilts, which are among our favorite one-block patterns.


Isosceles triangles (pyramids) create a beautiful, impressionistic look when made with patterned fabrics in coordinating colors.  The orange Olympics banner reminds us of Jan Krentz's "Indian Summer", shown below.

Indian Summer thousand pyramids quilt and workshop by Jan Krentz from the book Quick Diamond Quilts and Beyond

 

Here are 20 *free* quilt patterns and tutorials for 1000 pyramids.... use them to design your own "pyramid scheme"!


Patchwork Prism Quilt, 70 x 76", free pattern by Anna Maria Horner as seen at Janome


Soundscape quilt, 80 x 95”, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Crystalia quilt, 65 x 73”, free pattern by Denise Russart for Hoffman California Fabrics


Mt. Fuji quilt, 40 x 56”, free pattern at Cloud 9 Fabrics


Prism quilt, 40 x 60”, free pattern by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics


 Carnival quilt, 60 x 70", free pattern by Ashley Newcomb for Windham Fabrics


Meadow Quilt, 54 x 58", free pattern by Beth Studley for Makower


Park Slope Triangles Quilt, 49 x 61", free pattern by Michael Miller Fabrics


Road Well Traveled, 68 x 79", free pattern by Jean Ann Wright for Marcus Brothers 


Skylark by June Pease at Red Rooster Fabrics


Thousand Pyramids, 56 x 68", by Mimi Shimp for Simplicity


The Ladies' Stitching Club Quilt, free quilt pattern at Oliver + S


Easy Triangles Table Runner by Laura Boehnke at All People Quilt


Alfresco, 80 x 96", free pattern by Jean Ann Wright for Marcus Brothers Fabrics


Gaughin's Garden, free pattern by Heidi Pridemore for Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Salad Time, 42 x 54", free pattern by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics
 

Concentric Diamonds Quilt, free pattern by Accuquilt seen at FaveQuilts


Bungle Jungle and TimBeck for Moda Fabrics


Modern Ombre Triangle baby quilt, 42 x 48", tutorial and pattern at See Kate Sew


60-degree Quilt Tutorial by Kim Brackett at Magnolia Bay Quilts


Pyramid Quilt Tutorial, inspired by Anthropologie, by Molly Flanders


Isosceles Picnic Quilt Tutorial by Penny from Sewtakeahike for Moda Bakeshop


Thousand pyramids, a review of triangle designs by Kathy K. Wylie


Image credits and links: This post was updated on November 27, 2015. All images are copyrighted by their owners. Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links.  If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at quiltinspiration {at} gmail {dot} com.

3 comments:

  1. I have a triangle UFO... There's always something else you "have to" work on.
    Thanks for sharing the triangle quilts. Gorgeous.
    Hugs

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  2. Have made several diamond/triangle quilts and have several UFOs. Just not enough time in the day, you know!? LOL

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  3. Great post! I discussed the quilt connection to Sotchi yesterday with my students at school who had a math competition on patchwork!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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