Monday, January 9, 2017

Numbers

Fibonacci quilt


Numbers.

I made this wall hanging as a Christmas gift for my son to add some color to his apartment walls.  The fabrics are all American Made Brand solids, some of them snatched immediately from a fat quarter pack I won from the Clothworks blog.

The quilt is a Fibonacci quilt.  The dimensions of the blocks are part of the Fibonacci series (1, 1, 2, 3, 5 ...).    For the quilting, each block is quilted differently in matching thread.  The number of quilting lines crossing the block also mape to a number in the series.


Lots of quilts are fun to make.  If they aren't fun, we ought to put them aside.

But this one was loads of fun.

I so much enjoying inserting the pop of red into the quilt.  It is my favorite part.


My son is a math and computer geek and this quilt was perfect for him.  It finished at 40'' square and I know he was excited to hang it up in his apartment.

The binding was finished on Christmas Eve and was wrapped and ready under the tree Christmas morning.  It was my second to last finish of 2016.  Awesome was the last finish.

One more thing.  I have three kids and I always want to have something handmade for them under the tree.  I am lucky that they really appreciate anything that I make.  My son got this quilt, Numbers. One daughter got Awesome and the other got this pillow for her dorm. Everyone was happy, especially me.

I'll be linking up my finish with  Main Crush Monday's, Sew Cute Tuesdays,  Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee SocialMidweek Makers.  Fabric Frenzy FridayTGIFFFinish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.   

Have a wonderful day! Patty

22 comments:

  1. With two mathwizards in the house, I must put something like this on my to-make-list ! It is exquisite ! The awesome is truly awesome, that would appeal to my joungest, she will be learning English next schoolyear, but I'm pretty sure she does know what awesome means ! :-)
    Love from Belgium!

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  2. Love this quilt! I'm going to have to research Fibonacci quilts for sure.

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  3. This is bright and beautiful and so nerdy!!! Love the pop of red. I am sure it will be treasured for a long time.

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  4. I love the quilt you gave your son. 40" is a great wall hanging size, too.

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  5. A handmade gift from mom under the tree every year... that is a worthy goal! Since it's January, if I set my plan now... Thank you for the inspiration!

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  6. I love that pop of red, too! What fun!

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  7. I love fibonacci quilts! They're just so stunning. It's definitely on my bucket list of quilts to make someday. Seeing it in more than 2 colors has given me new ideas -- thanks!

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  8. As a bit of a math nerd myself, I love this quilt. I may have to make one, too.

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  9. I am not a math fan but I love this quilt!!

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  10. What a neat quilt Patty! I reminds me of a Convergence quilt!

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  11. I really love this finish and all the thought (and math) that went into it!

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  12. This is amazing! I'm going to have to research Fibonacci quilts.

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  13. That is really cool! I'm sure it is and will be appreciated for a long time! this is the first time I have heard of Fibonacci quilts, but I like it! Guess, I better research it too!

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  14. I love your quilt! So much interest and the math in it is so interesting!

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  15. Very striking - love the color choices! Thanks for sharing this beauty on Midweek Makers

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  16. Love this quilt and the math background!

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  17. I also love the fibonacci numbers they really help me when designing a quilt for balance. Your quilt her I have fallen in love with love the bold colours and that red! LOL Cheers Glenda

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  18. What a gorgeous quilt! I love the idea. My son would get such a kick out of it.

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  19. Definitely a fun quilt for a math geek! The pop of red really does make the quilt shine. Congrats on getting all the handmade finishes done in time for Christmas. That's no easy feat sometimes.

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  20. Your wall hanging is stunning, and I'm sure will bring your son years of pleasure, what lucky kids you have! :)

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