I was struck with an idea by the re-discovery of the Fibonacci sequence and the resulting Golden spiral. I am not sure where I came across it. A Fibonacci sequence is recognizable as (after the first 2 numbers- which are 0 and 1 or 1 and 1), each subsequent number is the result of the previous 2 numbers. Example…1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21. See how that works. To me that was intriguing. More so when they were laid out.
Yup, that’s a quilt in the making. And then comes the Golden Spiral.
See what is happening here. Exciting! Well to me, anyways.
Next came the colour palette. Hmm, could I make it 7 numbers in the sequence? Then I could do a rainbow. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. Yay!
You saw a peek at the beginning of this one last weekend. 2 shades of each colour seemed to work well.
Next came sewing curves. Oops, I didn’t photograph that step. But then I put all the curves together. Pretty pleased with how that came out. At this point I am thinking I should also do it in reverse, with the purple at the center and the biggest square in red.
But part of this project was to complete something, and keep it wall hanging sized. So perhaps I will do the reverse colours another time. I wanted to make the colours pop so decided on a black frame.
And then the quilting fun began. It is great to work on something this size after the many bigger ones I have worked on. I used a gold coated thread for either side of the curve seams, for the Golden Spiral, and then putty coloured thread for all the other stitching.
And then I framed it in little spirals, in rainbow thread.
I still have some quilting to do, and then binding. But this is the closest to a quick finish I have done in awhile. Partly because of the size, I have kept interest, and not gotten side tracked.
I was choosing a backing fabric on March 17th, and I came across this in my stash.
Seemed fortuitous. It was almost exactly the right size too. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
And then there is the fact that I was working on a rainbow, with a hint of gold. Maybe I have had a leprechaun on my shoulder.
So that’s my math quilt. And my 10 year old math wiz thought the whole concept and resulting quilt were “pretty cool”. That’s an accomplishment too!
Happy spring days ahead. Lots of new spring flowers and fresh leaves appearing around here. I love it.