Pharaoh's Pyramids Quilt

Hi, Em here from Em's Scrapbag, so thrilled to be back sharing another recipe.  Being the mother of three sons, I'm always on the look out for fabrics and patterns that lend themselves well to all things masculine.  I'm also a big fan of Malka and have been thrilled that Moda has taken her fabric and mass produced it.  So when I saw her new line I knew I had to design a quilt using it.  My oldest son, Alex, is studying engineering and recently he had to construct a bridge out of nothing but Popsicle sticks and wood glue.  Did you know that a triangle is the strongest shape structurally? Well it is.  I guess seeing his bridge sparked and idea for a quilt.  Using Simple Marks, Color Splash Batiks, and lots of triangles  Pharaoh's Pyramids was born.

1- Color Splash Batiks jelly roll
1- Simple Marks jelly roll
4 yards background (23210 31)
1/2 yard binding (2321031)
5 yards backing
90"x 90" batting
A 60* ruler

Cut your background fabric into 18- 6 1/2" strips the width of fabric. Open your jelly rolls. Mix and match your strips into 18 sets of 3.

 Using your 60* ruler sub cut each of your strips into 10 triangles

Repeat this process with the background strips.

Starting with a background triangle place a strip triangle along pieced side.  Make sure that the point of your triangle extends 1/4" past the end of previous triangle as shown in picture.  This ensures that you have a straight edge as you make your row.  Repeat this process until you have used 11 strip triangles and ended with a background triangle.

On alternate rows you will start and end with a strip triangle and use 11 background triangles.
Continue until you have made 15 rows total. 

Sew your rows together.  Next line up your ruler on inside points of the rows. Trim

Sandwich and quilt as desired.  I simply quilted a 1/4" away from all the seams on either side.
One Pharaoh's Pyramid quilt structurally sound and ready to keep that strong man of yours toasty warm.  Measures approximately 82" x 90" 

Emily Bailey


Michelle said...

Oh I love this! I have one of those rulers too. Will pop this pattern away in the MUST MAKE file!

Thanks so much for the recipe.

Renata said...

quilt is awesome, very hilarious

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I made a quilt just like this but with a white background several months ago - love this pattern

Sylke said...

This is a lovely pattern! The PDF-link doesn't work, but I found it typing this adress:

Melissa Corry said...

This is great Em!! Love the way you combined the 2 lines!!

Brian G. said...

Yea Em! I can see this quilt in so many of my fabrics! Thanks for sharing!

ssuch said...

what a great pattern- I see it as a great way to use up left over 2.5inch strips thank you

Katie said...

WOW, so much potential. As is, would be a great masculine quilt.
I am so glad I found this blog recently.
It is so inspiring. Making me want to get back to playing with all the gorgeous fabric that I have accumulated in the past twenty or so years. Fortunately, much of it I am still in love with.

Karen in Tucson said...

Just wish I could get the Printer Friendly Version so I can save it to my computer! It still isn't working tonight! SO Sad! I really want to make thus quilt!

harleywife57 said...

this is really awesome . thanks for the tute !

pojeda said...

Thank you Sylke for finding and posting the PDF link for the pattern. I always save patterns to make for later.

Again, Thank you so much!

pojeda said...

Karen in Tucson, sylke has the link for the PDF pattern. Just look up a couple of comments, Jan 13 is the date she posted it. Here it is. Please credit and thank her.

sophietucker said...

Is there ever going to be a Printer Friendly Version of this wonderful pattern?
Thank you.

Kim Smith said...

Thank you for the link Sylke, can't wait to use up the overflowing scrap bin or at least make a dent in it, great recipe Em thanx!