These two are made using the same unit...

For any size Pyramid block, cut one square the size you want your finished block, plus 7/8" for seam allowances. Cut this square in half. You need one of the resulting  half square triangles, per unit you will be making. Cut one square of your background color, and one of the smaller triangle color, the size of the finished block plus 1 1/4"  for seam allowances. Stack and cut these twice on the diagonal. You will need one of each of these quarter square triangles per unit you will be making. Sew one of each of the QSTs right sides together, using a 1/4" seam. Press towards the darker fabric. Sew this pieced half square triangle to the one piece half square triangle...and one Pyramid unit is done....now make a million more :o)

EXAMPLE: For a finished 4" wide Pyramid border...cut the half square triangle from a 4 7/8" square, and the two quarter square triangles from a 5 1/4" square of each.

EXAMPLE: For a finished 3" wide Pyramid border...cut the half square triangle from a 3 7/8" square, and the two quarter square triangles from a 4 1/4" square of each.

For the Curling Ribbon arrangement, you will make the same unit, but with the color orientation of the quarter square triangles reversed! Sew them end to end, turning every other one one rotation to the right...

Here's a Curling Ribbon that Karlene made!

and here's Karlene's Pyramids Border!  Heather's Pyramids

Here's an idea for the corner of a curling ribbons border!

Nov 5 2001 Marcia Hohn