Dimensions: 31"W x 46.5"H
Medium: cotton fabrics, cotton and rayon threads, cotton batting
Techniques: machine-piecing using foundation blocks, machine-quilting
operandi in designing quilts often resembles a mathematical
game. That is, I like to establish a set of rules to be followed
- rules that are sufficiently loose to allow variety, yet sufficiently
rigid to provide structure. For this quilt, I chose to work with
quarter-square (right-angled isosceles) triangles, subdivided into
eight thin strips, and only three solid fabrics. The rules I
established govern (1) the permutation of colour within each triangle,
(2) the combination of triangles into squares, and (3) the placement of
squares to form the overall design. Within this design, I explore
the optical effect of secondary squares. Study this quilt
carefully. Can you
discover the rules that govern in this quilt?
- Photograph of quilt included in "Robert W. Fathauer, A survey of recent mathematical art exhibitions, Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, 1 (2007), pp. 181-190."
- Photograph of quilt included in "Doris Schattschneider, Math and art in the mountains, Mathematical Intelligencer, Volume 28, Number 3, 2006, pp. 31-37."
- Juried into exhibition at the 2006 Pacific Northwest Quiltfest of the Association of Pacific Northwest Quilters, held at the Seattle Center, August 11 - 13, 2006, Seattle, WA, USA.
- Juried into exhibition in the 2006 National Juried Show (entry category: Small Innovative Wallquilts) of the Canadian Quilters' Association, held at Algonquin College, May 23 - 27, 2006, Ottawa, Ontario.
- Photograph of quilt included in "Reza Sarhangi, Mathematical connections in art, Pi in the Sky, Issue 9, December 2005, pp. 9-13."
- Photograph of quilt included in "Reza Sarhangi, Renaissance Banff: Bridges conference & Coxeter day, PIMS Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 1, Fall 2005, p. 22."
- Juried into exhibition at Renaissance Banff, Bridges Conference on Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science, July 30 - August 3, 2005, Banff, Alberta.
- First prize (entry category: Innovative Design, Wallhanging, Machine Quilted), The Great Canadian Quilt Challenge, Creative Stitches & Crafting ... Alive! show, April 1 & 2, 2005, Edmonton, Alberta.