The Pharaoh Quilt
Every once in a while I stumble upon a quilt that really leaves me jaw-dropped. It’s something so beautiful, so unique and so surprisingly easy to make that I can’t help but fall in love with it.
I found exactly that in a quilt I wasn’t expecting to find. It’s called “The Pharaoh,” and it vaguely reminds me of Egyptian pyramids. Fitting name then, huh?
Each pyramid is made up of 4 smaller triangles that are made up of 3 strips of fabric each. It may sound like a mouthful, but it’s incredibly simple to put together.
Sew Yeah! Quilting on YouTube shows us exactly how it’s done in their video tutorial, making the quilt top a very fast and effortless project.
So, wanna put it together? Let’s get started by grabbing your materials. You will need the following:
- 1 jelly roll (or forty 2 1/2 inch strips)
- 3 1/4 yards background fabric
- large 60 degree triangle template/ruler (at least 12 1/2″)
Making The Quilt
Begin by sewing together your jelly roll strips in sets of 3. Then, cut those into 60 degree triangles. Place four of those together to make a larger triangle.
The smaller triangles will be placed in multiple different directions to create visual interest, then you’ll sew those into the large triangles. Cut background triangles the same size.
Sew these triangles together back and forth to create a straight rectangle. Stitch multiple strips of these together and you’ll create a gorgeous quilt top!
Along with the video tutorial, Sew Yeah! has made a free PDF that makes building this quilt top a breeze. If you’d like to print out that PDF for yourself, you can click here.
Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial, and get started on your own!