TGIFF! - Fibonacci Is Not Random - Part 3

I had a wonderful time teaching my Modern Free Motion Quilting Sampler Workshop at The Country Quilter yesterday. Such great, hard working students! I suspect they all slept well last night. ;) The second class for May 22nd is now full so we've added a third for Thursday, June 5th. Yay!

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Welcome to TGIFF!, where every finish deserves a celebration. After Scrap{Bee} 2.0, I needed something a little simpler and smaller to finish. Another piece of my Fibonacci Is Not Random triptych was just the ticket.

This is Part 3 of the triptych. It uses block measurements from the Fibonacci sequence up to 13" -- 1", 2", 3", 5", 8" and 13".  It was made back in 2003-ish for our old dining room. It was damaged a few years later so has sat waiting in my WIP pile to be fixed. It's done! Woo hoo!


The quilting isn't what I had pictured doing when I first made this back in 2003, but I didn't know how do to do this style of quilting then either. I do love the texture this quilting gives pieces. These triangles are my favourite section of the quilting. 


I used Aurifil # 2312, with some accent lines in gold thread.

Remember how I mentioned how much quilt shrinkage there was with Scrap{Bee} 2.0? Well, even on this small quilt that was 13" wide by 31.5" long, the tighter quilting I added reduced the quilt to 12.25" by 31".  I lost 3/4" on the width and 1/2" on the height. And this is a small piece!

The quilt underneath is Part 1in the triptych
and it is the same size as Part 3 was. 
The back:


An interesting post on Explorations in Stitch about straddling the modern/traditional quilting divide that is worth checking out! Thanks for the shout out, Jo! 



17 comments:

  1. I like the texture the quilting gives it. I also happen to really love blue, so this catches my eye- nice job!

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  2. Hurray it's fixed and out of the WIP pile!

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  3. Blues are my heartthrob and this quilt hanging is amazing. Great quilt stitching.

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  4. The quilting is amazing and really is the highlight of this piece. Nice to see you did not give up on them, but have worked on restoring these! Well done, M-R!

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  5. The third quilt (and the quilting) looks great! Do you have a picture of all three together again?

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  6. Beautiful quilting I love the triangular spiral. It amazes me how a mathematical sequence can result in such art.

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  7. I love those triangles too! Yay for checking a WIP off the list! :)

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  8. I really like those pieces. The Fibonacci is really cool - and I am glad it is all fixed!

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  9. You've had that WIP longer than I've been quilting ;) Great finish and I agree the triangle quilting is wonderful!

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  10. nice save! I love the texture of the quilting on this.

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  11. The quilting really does make this piece outstanding! Love the gold accent thread.

    FYI, I linked up a nontraditional finish, pls feel free to delete my link if it's not appropriate. (I finished my new sewing room...)

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  12. Your quilting is so awesome, MR! It totally changes the quilt in an awesome way!

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  13. I love the texture your quilting has added to this piece , awesome !

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  14. This is such a great piecing design and your new quilting is really giving it a wonderful new dimension. It's amazing how the quilting shrinks it down so much even on a piece this size!

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  15. The quilting on that is gorgeous! Can't wait to see all three of them together!

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  16. Thanks for the shout out and letting me use a photo of your quilt. I think the triangular quilting is my favourite, as well. This quilt was destined to be redone and you've done it so beautifully. I hope your students know how lucky they are to have you as a teacher.

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