I’ve always loved numbers & patterns and when I can combine them…heavenly!
I knew about the Fibonacci sequence from mathematical studies but I learned from Barb that quilters also had a fondness for using it by applying its principles to quilt design.
In the Fibonacci Sequence the next number in a set is equal to the sum of the previous two numbers (0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13……)
In this first quilt I played around with numerous designs based on this sequence combined with the color spectrum but then decided to concentrate on the patterns alone using only black & white texture fabrics with one pop of color.
This is a strip quilt layout using the progression 1,1,2,3,5,8 with each strip’s width, # of blocks, # of pieces in each block corresponding to the progression – eg First two rows are each 1 block, 1″ wide, next row has 2, 2inch wide blocks made of 2 pieces each, following row 3, 3inch 3 piece blocks and so on.
In some of the rows blocks were rotated and in the last row alternating 8″ blocks were flipped to create a secondary pattern.