Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Pi Day! 3/14/15 or 3.1415

To quilty engineers and scientists and Pi lovers everywhere, 
Happy Pi Day!  

During college, Pi day was always celebrated (I went to Carnegie Mellon University, a super nerdy engineering school). People spent most of the night writing out the thousands of digits of pi on the sidewalks all through the campus.  I always try to celebrate pi day now with a celebration including some pie.  

This year is especially exciting being the year 2015.  The date 3/14/15 contains the first 5 digits of pi, 3.1415.  At 9:26 am or pm, the date will be 3/14/15 9:26, 7 digits of pi, 3.1415926!  That alone is worth an extra piece of pie!

Two years ago, I made a Pi quilt for my husband containing 49 paper pieced digits of Pi and I thought that I would post it again for the occasion.





Go have a piece of pie today to celebrate Pi Day :) 



16 comments:

  1. Super cool quilt. I have a math background and I will never tire of things like this. (Sad to admit I have a math degree and yet quilt match seems so tricky!!)

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  2. Holy moly I love that quilt. I am a big math nerd I got one of my degrees in math. I love anything geeky

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  3. That is such a fun quilt and I agree you should have an extra piece of pie

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  4. Too funny! I clicked over to read this at 9:26 am-but couldn't get to the comments fast enough to leave the comment at that time! (It always takes me forever to sign in to leave a comment-which is why I don't comment much-but had to on this one!)

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  5. Cool! My sil is getting married today to celebrate!

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  6. I will admit to not being a math person, so I had never heard of Pi day until last year, but my boys came home from school yesterday excited about the day after their math teacher shared about this being the extra special year for it. My oldest even made sure to be looking at the clock at 9:26:53! We're planning to have pie later!

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  7. OH! I am totally going to surprise my engineer/computer geek husband by wishing him an extra happy pi day at 9:26 with a piece of pie in hand!! Thanks for posting this, he's going to be so impressed :) LOL

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  8. Love this quilt! Happy Pi day!
    And not to be super nerdy... but at 9:26 and 53 seconds there were 9 digits of Pi ;)
    I designed a little embroidery pattern with the first 100 digits: you can come to my blog and help yourself to a Slice of Pi ;)

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  9. There is nothing wrong with a super nerdy engineering school! I am trying to convince my daughter to go that route for college as she is a math genius. :0)

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  10. Very cool; happy super Pi day! :) What kind of pie are you celebrating with?

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  11. Fantastic quilt! Happy Pi Day to you too. I would join you with pie, but I have some peach crumble leftover in the pie dish :)

    -Soma

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  12. We're having pudding (such rebels here.) I hope you have a great Pi day!! :)

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  13. I made pie to celebrate, an old fashioned lemon icebox pie. I had an extra piece and wish I hadn't.

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  14. What a fantastic quilt! I didn't manage to have any pie on Pi day, but my grands and I spent lots of time talking about it and watching the clock for the a.m. and p.m. celebrations! :)

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  15. I love your PI quilt. Pi day happens to be my birthday, so I bet I've celebrated it longer than you, LOL!! My cousin made me an apple pie witha Pi symbol cutout in the center. And our local Leonardo (DaVinci) geek museum celebrated Pi day with special exhibits and admission of $3.14. I even got a Pi bracelet. What a great day! :-)

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