I have enjoyed reading through C June Barnes's new book Exploring Dimensional Quilt Art so so much! (here's my review). I became enamoured of several geometric shapes that she played with, but not being quite sure of my own mathematical skills, I decided to do a sample of one shape in felt rather than using fabrics that I was terribly attached to. This is not a project book, so any pieces that you want to make can only be inspired by it.
Now that I've done the sample, I don't think I'd hesitate to use my own painted, embroidered, or quilted fabrics.
Materials and Tools
Template paper, pen, and measuring tools
Embroidery floss, 2 strands
Seed beads and accent beads (I used size 8/0 seed beads)
An embroidery needle that will fit through the beads
1. Cut out your template. For a pyramid, cut an equilateral triangle (each angle is 60 degrees) and one side piece.
2. Cut out the felt pieces. Be careful and cut very accurately.
3. Cut out sticky-backed felt pieces that are about 1/8 inch smaller around the edges, and shorter than the sides as shown.
4. Stitch each side piece to the bottom using 2 strands of embroidery floss in a blanket stitch.
5. Stitch up each side edge and tie the bottom corners as shown.
6. Stitch around the floppy tips of each side, adding beads. I added one larger bead to help weight down the corners.
7. Stitch around the inner edge to keep the sticky felt from coming loose.
8. Wouldn't this be great with additional embroidery, beads, or quilted embellishment?
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