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
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
The quilting was done with curving parallel lines with quarter inch spacing, radiating out from the center. Each quarter is quilted with a different color of polyester top-stitching thread, yellow, red, green, and blue-violet.
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.
To see other quilts using the Fibonacci Sequence, click here.