The design for this quilt is based on the orderly progressions
of scale, observed in nature by thirteenth century mathematician
Leonard Fibonacci. The entire quilt, including the back was
made from leftover strips of fabric from my Gradations Collection and Multi-Tye-Dye Collection
from Benartex. The strips were cut into 1.5", 2.5",
3.5" & 5.5" widths to finish in the Fibonacci
proportions (1-2-3-5) when sewn together. Strips were selected
randomly without regard for color, only contrast. They were
sewn together until their width was 30.5". The strip-pieced
fabric was cross cut into strips in the same proportions,
and every other strip was rotated 180 degrees, so some of
the seamlines line up and other do not. These strips were
sewn together until they formed a 30" square. One strip
was left and this runs diagonally across the back of the quilt,
with other fabrics from Caryl collections completing the the
I have quilted this piece with decorative feather patterns. The five feathers are quilted in fluorescent green & yellow top stitching thread. The negative spaces are quilted with darker colored thread in spiral & fan patterns.
This quilt will be part of a solo exhibition called "30 Quilts
for 30 Years", which will premiere at the International Quilt
Festival in Houston, November 2013, and subsequently travel
to additional venues (see travel schedule).
fabrics used in this quilt are available in our Internet
To see other quilts using the Fibonacci Sequence, click here.