Block # 1553 Crossroad Pyramids
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The inspiration for this block is fairly obvious, it’s the pyramids of Giza found in Egypt. I’ve always have been fascinated with Egypt ever since the King Tutankhamun exhibit came through the United states when I was a kid.
To help me make that decision I had to cut an audition window from a piece of white paper at the finished size. Since this was going to be a 12” block the unit's the finished size would be 1 ½” x 1 ½”. Here are the contestants for the block as seen through the audition window.
Let’s talk some more about scale. I knew that I would need to make up a baby quilt for a shower this past July. I decided to use this block, made at a larger size, for the quilt. My idea was that the block would be enlarged to 40” x 40”, which gave me a finished unit size of 5” x 5” for the square containing the stripe. Let’s go back and see what these fabrics would look like in a 5” square unit. I cut both a 5” and 1 ½” square so that you could see the difference between the two at the same time.
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