Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Fibonacci of a Different Kind

Needing something quick and simple to work on, I designed and made this quilt top yesterday afternoon. I love quilting therapy. :)


This uses the Fibonacci sequence up to 13. The lines are actually straight; the top isn't lying fully flat on the design wall.

I like the bold red and white and the simplicity of the design, with each colour flowing into the other. But...I'm kind of wondering if it's too simple so I'm toying with the idea of some contrasting 'code - type' appliqué. Thoughts?

Measures 42" by 64" so far.

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24 comments:

  1. I love your quilt. I have a math major son and he enjoys "math quilts". I made his a Serpinski's carpet fractal quilt and used a "space filling" curve pattern to quilt it. (I used the peano curve) Wikipedia has some great pictures of these. In fact, I liked the space filling patterns so well that I made him some matching pillows using the pattern.

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  2. I really like this along with Nina's comment about using a curve pattern to quilt it. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. I don't think it's too simple and the quilting will help. I made a Fibonacci pillowcase for my sister last year. It was really really busy with warm and cool chevrons. Yikes! I think she liked it though, she's rather a bright and crazy sort of girl. I think I prefer your version. :)

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  4. I think the simplicity is wonderful!

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  5. This is brilliant in it's simplicity. I can't wait to see how you decide to quilt it!

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  6. This is a very useful formula. Very nice! Not boring at all!

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  7. Love red and white quilts and this one taught me something! I love how simple it looks and the reasoning. Interested in how you will quilt it!

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  8. Ooooh, I like it a lot so far! The simplicity works, plus I think however you quilt it will add an extra something to it.

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  9. I agree, the simplicity is what makes it so striking. The quilting will really bring it to life.

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  10. Maths quilts are the best! And what Renee and Kitchener Quilter said.

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  11. not too simple at all --its great, and you can put in lots of fun quilting motifs.

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  12. I like it just the way it is! It grabs your eye and creates such a neat effect. I suspect applique may break that up. Of course, you're an amazing artist with an excellent eye. Since I can't see what's in your head, I'm going to switch my thought to try it! :)

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  13. Love it! Can't wait to see ho you quilt it.

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  14. how weird... I thought of making a quilt just like this this week lol (didn't know it had a fancy name though :))

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  15. I love it just the way it is. I think the simplicity is what makes it so stunning. You could always use your quilting to add the extra "something" you're thinking of.

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  16. I'd leave it as is. So striking...

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  17. I don't know if you need anything else, I really like at as is! Really, you had me at Fibonacci, I love that guy! I've been thinking about doing a quilt based on the spiral that results from his sequence. Maybe when it's quilted you could add your code like Jo suggested.

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  18. Just taught my class the golden ratio and Fibonacci sequence! Never thought to use the proportions in a quilt. Such a cool idea! My inner math geek is doing cartwheels with this one :)

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  19. Nooooooo, don't appliqué anything onto this quilt. It's great just as it is. Let the quilting add that jazz you're looking for.

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  20. That's pretty cool. Sometimes I feel I should have invested in Mathematica instead of EQ7 for quilt design :)

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  21. I totally love this! I think mathematics is a great source of inspiration. I would keep it simple and add to it with the quilting.

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