Thursday, April 8, 2010
Math for Quilt
One of the best things about my job is that it brings people from many different walks of life together. Yesterday, I had a physical therapist "prescribe" some exercises for me to do for my back.
I have also enlisted the help of a math teacher to figure out the math of a quilt. I saw a photo in a book of a quilt that was made in 1910. It is made out of lots and lots of trapezoids, and I had to bring out my compass and my protractor. I don't remember how to use these things - I'm not so sure I really understood how to use them the first go around in school! The original quilt is 84 x 84" and I am trying to make mine smaller, more of a wall size, but that means my trapezoids are going to be teeny tiny.
I think I'll make this a truly group project and ask you to check over my work before I start cutting fabric, in case I've missed thinking of something.