Friday, May 6, 2011

A New Equation

I love math,
in fact, I took a year of calculus in undergraduate,
until I decided that I wouldn't be making a career out of math, so I moved on.

Phyllis likes math...

Phyllis likes math

even if my kids don't!

There is a lot math involved in quilting,
more than one might think!!!

My mathematical equation
(which is definitely not linear)
goes like this....

1 idea....


+

10 wonderful friends on flickr

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an increasing number of free pieced rows...

my row for my month!
(1 row)

Row 1: Laura's, Row 2: mine
(then 2 rows)

Lucinda's row (on top) arrived today!
(then 3 rows)

First 4 rows
(then 4 rows)

the rows so far..
(then 6 rows)

trying out my 8 rows of Gee's Bend inspiration!
(then 8 rows)

Gee's Bend Inspired top pieced!
(and finally 10 rows!!!)

+

a whole lot of perle 8 (ecru) cotton thread....

I have my quilt in a hoop


EQUALS.....

My quilt is done!

my...

GEE'S whiz, i BEND wanting a quilt like this! Thanks Row 10
quilt

My quilt is done!

I never dreamed that...

My quilt is done!

it would be so lovely!!!

My quilt is done!

From the bottom of my heart,
I thank you, my row 10 friends!!!!!

My quilt is done!

..sigh....

Me on the floor
I love math!

27 comments:

Michele said...

I love that quilt! What a talented bunch you all are!

BaileyGirl5 said...

I'm in awe! That quilt is amazing and my fingers hurt just looking at all that beautiful hand quilting. It is a perfect interpretation of a Gee's Bend quilt.

nicolette said...

Such a wonderful quilt Lisa!!

trash said...

Oh! Oh! That is stunning. I love it. I think free-pieced blocks might be my next journey.

Deb C. said...

Who knew plain Kona fabric could make into something so interesting and creative.
Great job!

Gina said...

Wow, it's gorgeous!

Lauren P said...

Awesome quilt! I love it!

True Blue Nana said...

Absolutely fabulous. You know I love math too. I can complete the square in my head! Maybe that is why quilting appeals to me although I never taught geometry.

Peppermint Pinwheels said...

That quilt is fabulous, but I think my absolute favorite part is all that wonderful hand-quilting!

Arita said...

Absolutely gorgeous. And the hand work is amazing.

Nanci said...

Lisa I love love this quilt. I was very intrigued by the 10 row concept and went to Flickr to check out what you guys were doing. They are all so different but so cool and I love the concept. Is there a book or something that you were inspired by because I would love to try this. Of course I love anything gees bend and you outdid yourself, great math incentive.

Mishka said...

Wow Lisa, that quilt is fabulous! I'm participating in a Row Robin right now too. It is so much fun. We are over here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/robin-rowers/ though I'm overdue for a blog post about this project.

What Comes Next? said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Lisa - great bunch of friends you've got there! And, I love your hand quilting on it - just perfect!

Joanna said...

Lisa that is fabulous! I love love LOVE it! I am especially impressed that you hand quilted it!

LJ said...

That is flippin' amazing!! How many spools of perle cotton does it actually take? How big did it end up? I'm so happy to have been a part of it!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Wow. Really love the quilt. Really really reallllly beautiful.

patty a. said...

Love it! I need to find me some friends!

beth said...

After seeing your quilt i can say I love math too!!!

Pam said...

Your quilt is awesome awesome and sooo awesome!!!! I am totally inspired!! THANK YOU!!

Tonya Ricucci said...

I still don't love math, but what a fantastic, beautiful, amazing quilt. great job by all the piecers. LOVE your hand quilting. congrats!

Denny1600 said...

What a great quilt! What a great idea, a great bunch of people, and a wonderful, special product!

Staci said...

This quilt is absolutely incredible! Thank you for posting so many photos!

Becca said...

Beautiful!

Your Creative Friends at the Calico House said...

very inspiring and great color choices

Sandy said...

Wow, love all the color, shapes, and, the final quilt, AMAZING. Talk about inspiring, this has my mind working overtime. This would be such a great project for our Modern quilt guild. I can see some great quilts coming from your idea. Sure glad I found your blog via pintrest. Looking forward to exploring your site.

Henry's Shed said...

Gorgeous quilt! Although I can't decide if I love your quilt or your guinea-pig more?!?!

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