Building The Pattern Pyramid

‘You know your pyramid isn’t actually a pyramid, don’t you?’ So said my science-mad boyfriend. Of course, I’d already quietly worked this one out for myself. We were more of a rectangle – but such a pretty rectangle!

It’s high time I took a view of the Pattern Pyramid giveaways. How have they gone so far? Astoundingly well! We have had 17 participants so far, covering six countries. What’s really fabulous is how people are taking the ball and running with it. The Perfect Nose suggested that winners in her stream traced patterns and put them back in the giveaway. (She’s also already made a dress from her chosen pattern!) Rocket Sews added an extra Burda magazine to the mix. (Oh, how people love the Burda magazines…) Sorbet Surprise packed up her patterns in a polka dot jiffy bag! Lizzy announced herself as the first official Pattern Pyramid Stalker and not one single person has passed wry comment on the fact that my button for the pattern pyramid actually has a circle on it!!! (What can I tell ya? My skills are limited.)

I have announced each giveaway on Twitter and with a STOP PRESS! at this blog. It’s been so much fun and I’m intrigued to see how far this is going to stretch, both geographically and time-wise.

This could run and run…

Thanks so much to everyone who has taken part so far.

STOP PRESS! Aft Agley aka Nothy Lane in Ontario has just launched her Pattern Pyramid giveaway and she’s added FIVE extra patterns to the bag. Check it out here!

STOP STOP PRESS! And Handmade By Carolyn has launched her part of the giveaway, too, with the promise of a featured Pattern Pyramid make coming soon. The excitement!

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16 Responses to Building The Pattern Pyramid

  1. symondezyn says:

    I think this is such a genius idea; it’s really bringing the community together and has introduced me to some great bloggers I hadn’t previously followed :) I also love how patterns are getting added and recycled, so that the fun can continue on and on! What a wonderful, beautiful rectangle you’ve created! ^___^

  2. soisewedthis says:

    I so want to be a part of your pyramid rectangle =) and I love finding out about new blogs to check out! Keep it going

  3. liza jane says:

    I think you should make a map with pinpoints of everywhere the patterns have been. That would be fun to see! Not that I have any idea how it could be done….

    • soisewedthis says:

      Neat idea! It wouldn’t be too hard using a world map image from google images and then use 6 different colored lines to trace the path from place to place. Illustrator would work great, but you could use any drawing/painting program. Or go simple and use a printed copy of a map, grab a ruler and draw lines by hand and then just scan it and upload it (or take a photo of it). (Although i’m sure karen doesn’t need any more work to do!!!) Maybe there’s a website that will do this for you?

  4. Juliet says:

    I’m intrigued – what’s the pattern pyramid?

  5. Oh what an awesome idea!! So sorry I missed this!!

  6. prttynpnk says:

    So if we want to start one, how do we do it?

  7. about your circle? You’re right, of course. But the patterns in the circle? They form a pyramid.

  8. Nikki says:

    Setting up the map will be fun. It would be great to see where it’s gone on each strand of the travels! All I know is, I’m finding hard to keep up with all the blogs I’m now following – there’s so much out there in the sewing blogasphere, I spend more time reading than actual sewing! :-)

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