1984. Hand pieced and hand appliqued. Hand quilted. Two pieces; each piece is 68 inches by 46 inches.
I made this quilt in two pieces in 1984, intending to use them as wall hangings until 1988. I intended to put the pieces together into a bed quilt that my son could take to college with him. Ah, well. He took the pieces with him -- each fits exactly on top of a single bed -- and used them in layers. The quilt is still in two pieces. The pieces currently reside in northern California.
The Mathematics Quilt consists of 48 different blocks, each
representing a mathematics concept. Many of the blocks represent
diagrams I have drawn on the chalkboard in my mathematics classes.
The quilting on the sashing is also mathematical: the curves are cycloids.
bug path | ellipse | tessellation |
inverse cotangent | parallelogram area | trig functions |
level curves of hyperbolic paraboloid |
Pythagorean theorem proof | log and exponential functions |
sum of squares | golden rectangle and spiral |
For more mathematically inspired quilts, see www.mathquilt.com.
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