Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy 3.141592653 [Pi] Day!

Today, 3.14.15, is Pi Day. Pi, the Greek letter Π, is the symbol for the mathematical ratio between a circle's circumference and its diameter, or 3.141592653… (carried out to a trillion+ digits past the decimal point). At 26 minutes and 53 seconds after 9 am (or pm), the date and time will represent the first 10 digits of Pi.

Let's celebrate Pi Day looking at the use of circles in quilting and the fiber arts.
"Blue Rhino Moon"
Dresden plate (detail) from "Moon Garden."
Here is my quilt, "Pi E2 [Exponentially Embellished]" that you read read about in the post, and its HMQX win in this post.
"Pi E2 [Exponentially Embellished]"
Table runner using 5" charm squares by Blank Quilting Corp.
Appliqué quilt.
Fusible appliqué with Peppered Cottons by StudioE Fabrics.
"So Easy Dresden" class
From "Fillers, Spillers and Thrillers" free-motion quilting class.
From "Circle in a Square" reverse appliqué class.
Circles fabric prints
Lining for a zippered purse. Fabrics by Blank Quilting Corp.
Silk screened print on silk.
Mono-print with fabric inks.
Fabric inks in preparation for marbling on fabric.
Quilting designs
Free-motion quilting (back of quilt).
Free-motion quilting.
"Lola" quilting detail.
Free-motion quilting (back detail).
Free-motion quilting.
Trapunto with free-motion machine stippling—pebbles design.
Circular LED lights shine in the centers of these felted flowers.
Felted e-textiles by Geri Forkner.
This fabric bowl is created with a spiral of fabric-covered rope.
Fabric bowl. Striped fabric by Blank Quilting Corp.
Antique quilt
Antique quilt.
Quilting inspiration. Nature is full of circular motifs.
Spiderweb outside my studio.
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