Make a Mathematical Quilt....Moi?
As follow-up to browsing the Mathematical Quilts website, you might want to test your own hand and visual mind in the creation of a mathematical quilt. Again, Elaine Ellison to the rescue.
With co-author Diana Venters, Elaine has written two inexpensive resource books. Each includes hands-on activities and and patterns for many of the quilts shown on Elaine's website.
Their first book Mathematical Quilts (Key Curriculum Press) has four chapters:
Their second book More Mathematical Quilts (Key Curriculum Press) has four chapters:
- Golden Ratio Quilts
- Spiral Quilts
- Right Triangle Quilts
- Tiling Quilts
Both books are interesting and of value....I have both, yet have never intended to construct an actual quilt. I know that is the intent of the books, but I am content with creating mathematical quilts in my mind.
- Polygonal Fractal Quilts
- Linear Fractal Quilts
- Spatial Quilts
- Miscellaneous Quilts