November 22, 2010

A hobby for math lovers

If you are quilter, you are aware of how much math goes into the designing and creation of a quilt.  Even from the point of buying fabric, math is a large part of what we as quilters call our hobby.  You may not want to admit it, and you may not even think you enjoy math, but I've noticed over the past few years that many quilters are math teachers and accounting types.  I'm not an accountant but I deal with numbers during a majority of my day at work.  And I find joy in the preciseness and order that comes with quilting.

   I am working on a Hawaiian quilt right now and started with this fun pile of fabric:

With just a few (ok maybe more than a few) strokes of the rotary cutter, this emerges:

From any angle it is a thing of beauty. :)


WoolenSails said...

Maybe that is why all my quilts come out wonky;)
I love what you have on the table, can't wait to see it finished.


Janice said...

I love the surf boards and I have always thought that my love of math helped in quilting.

Wendy said...

I happened on your blog b/c of your giveaway and have to say have enjoyed reading through your posts. This one especially. I totally relate to this. I'm a math teacher myself and know that my love of math influences my love of quilting!!

Also, this is a great quilt. I love the ocean and the surfboards are great!

Happy Quilting in the coming New Year!