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" quilt:

Indian Summer by Jan Krentz from Quick Diamond Quilts and Beyond

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

Tri Love Quilt, 88 x 90", free pattern by Melissa Lunden for Birch Fabrics (PDF download)

Sugar Plum quilt, 52 x 64", free pattern at Freshly Handmade

Three Times Around quilt, 57 x 66", free pattern by Valori Wells for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Prismatic quilt, 40 x 60", free pattern at Cloud 9 Fabrics

Triangulate quilt, 58 x 58", free pattern by Latifah Saafir for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

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

Skylark quilt, free pattern by June Pease at Red Rooster Fabrics

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

Bungle Jungle and TimBeck for Moda Fabrics (PDF download)

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 with handle, 84 x 101", tutorial by Penny Laymanfrom Sewtakeahike for Moda Bakeshop

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

Image credits and links: This post was updated on October 19, 2016. 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.


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

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

  3. Great post! I discussed the quilt connection to Sotchi yesterday with my students at school who had a math competition on patchwork!
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