Friday, October 25, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Pi Quilt

It's time for Blogger's Quilt Fest - Fall 2013!

The first quilt that I am entering in Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival is my Pi Quilt in the lap quilt division. 

Both my husband and myself are engineers so for his birthday I knew that wanted to make a special math type quilt for him, thus design for the Pi Quilt was born.  I wanted to paper piece the numbers and could not find a pattern of numbers I liked so I set off to make my own. 

The resultant quilt contains 49 digits of Pi (including the period) with the numbers formed from over 700 individual pieces of fabric (and yes, about half way through I realized how insane this was!)  I sashed the numbers in Kona white and added some borders with the Architextures line from Carolyn Friedlander.



For the quilting, I added a swirled vine pattern to the sashing to make the numbers stand out and a sharp line meandering pattern to the borders.

 


For any other math lovers / nerds / engineers out there (or a quilter with one of those in their lives), I have the pattern for the Pi Quilt listed for free in craftsy.  The pattern works with any 3" x 5" numbers, but I also have my paper pieced numbers pattern (including three different sizes of numbers) listed on craftsy and etsy.
Quilt Stats:
   Quilt Measurements: 51.5" x 61.5"
   Design by: Me (Meadow Mist Designs)
   Quilted by…Me on my home machine, my old Singer.
   Category – Throw Quilt
   Link Number: ___


Thank you so much for taking a look at my quilt!  I hope you stay awhile and have a look around the rest of my blog :)  My second quilt entry, the Broken Pink Herringbone Quilt, can be found here.

Cheryl

Linking up toAmy's Creative Side, the Blogger's Quilt Festival, and the Throw Quilt Division
 



27 comments:

  1. I love your clever pie quilt!!

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  2. brilliant! My husband would love that! Enjoy the festival :-)

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  3. Love the idea and the numbers are eye catching. Hope your husband loves his new quilt :)

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  4. The math teacher in me approves. Great job & thanks for the free pattern if I decide I need one.

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  5. You made my nerd self very giddy. Awesome!

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  6. When I saw this, I immediately knew it was Pi because my 13 yr old son math fiend loves to see how many numbers he can recite from memory at one time. BTW, he knows up to 29 places. :-) Lovely quilt you've made. Good luck!

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  7. Oh what an amazing quilt! I love it and the story behind it! Just awesome!

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  8. As a fellow math lover, I find this completely and totally awesome!!

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  9. Very fun! So, are you going to do the next 49 digits? You could make a whole series, just kidding!

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  10. Haha!! Perfect quilt for an engineer. :D Love it!

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  11. Totally impressed with your quilt! How awesome!

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  12. This quilt kills me! My dad's dog was named Pythagoras, but we called him Pi. This would be a great quilt for an engineer or Math teacher like my dad.

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  13. Fun quilt! And you must love your husband a LOT, because that is really insane....but so much fun too! Great idea and great execution!

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  14. Awesome! And beautiful! As math is.....

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  15. I am in love with your quilt! I am kinda a math nerd, too, I studied physics in college. Anything math related is always fun.

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  16. I think this is so cool. Does that make me a nerd?

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