You have questions and I have a few answers for you!
I’m using the Accuquilt GO equilateral triangle die – 4 and 1/2 inch (4 and 1/4 inch finished) – die number 55429.
I have a Kaledoscope die that could be used but the reason I bought this one for 1000 Pyramid quilt is that the points are squared off and there are notches to help line it up too. So I just had to cut some triangles and show how easy they go together … I know people who piece this in rows but I will do it in blocks of 4 triangles … pressing to the dark.
One of the biggest challenges with a shape like this is not wasting too much fabric when you’re cutting. I’m using pieces of all sizes so I’ll just have to do the best I can but in some cases, I can cut extra triangles out of the leftovers … like here. The important thing to keep in mind is to send it through the cutter on the lengthwise grain! I started with an 11 inch square folded in quarters , cut 4 triangles, opened it up and cut two more.
I went back and looked for a photo of the Kaleidoscope quilt – I really need to make another one of these too but maybe I should get my light and dark values correct – I ended twisting these after I realized I needed light corners on the block. I was still really happy with how it turned out! That border by the way was made out of all the “waste” triangular pieces left after cutting the blocks and I loved it.