Linda of Quilts in the Barn fame (click) and I are a bit like ships passing in the night, missing each other at various quilt shows (one day we will meet in person Linda, for sure!), but of course there is the internet, so we do keep in touch via the www.
Knowing that our tastes are similar regarding (antique) quilts I was excited to learn that she was publishing a book with Quiltmania about a selection of her antique quilts, I could not wait for it, for sure it was going to be wonderful and I was not disappointed, I love the book! I got my copy a few weeks ago and it has been near me ever since, so many lovely quilts in it, beautiful pictures, so much inspiration and so many great patterns.
Not only did she have her book published recently she has also designed sets of templates for some of her quilts. She introduced these at the quilt show in Nantes recently and we were supposed to meet there, but unfortunately my planned trip did not happen….. so again…. no chance to meet in person…
But Linda made sure I did not miss out on all the fun and via Willemke (click) she sent me a set of her templates as a gift!
This set is designed for hand piecing her beautiful antique Pyramids quilt (Linda also has templates available for some of the quilts that are in her book). This Pyramids quilt is not in the book, but has been published in Quiltmania # 94 (March/April 2013).
So I pulled some fabrics out of my stash and boy, these templates are so easy, quick and fun to use!
First 5 blocks done!
First 5 blocks done!
This will be a great stitching project for the summer, so easy to take with you anywhere, also on holiday, just get enough triangles drawn on fabric before you leave, one spool of neutral thread (Aurifil 2370 in my case), a needle, a small pair of scissors and a few pins, that is all you need to keep stitching this summer.
Working on my next few pyramids now ….
I know a few Dutch quilters have already ordered their templates and Linda is organizing a sew along on Facebook, look for the Panama Pyramids sew-along 2016 group, so why not join in the fun?
Thank you Linda for your kind gift and Willemke for your assistance, love the templates and will have a lot of fun with this new project!