My 17 yr old son is a bit of a math & science nerd... he told me a year ago about a quilt he wanted, with the number Pi written out across it, and of course there's no place I know to buy something like that. So I was forced
to make it for his bday.
I'm ridiculously proud of this quilt, so please forgive my rambling and copious pics. I made the top from a sheet I bought at Walmart, and the bottom was a larger sheet from Goodwill. First I drew a grid of 5 inch squares across the top. (Five inches coz that's what the bag for the batting said the maximum quilting distance was.) Then I created stencils that were 5 inch squares, centering the number on the stencil so that it would just fit into a square on the quilt, no further centering required.
Then I drew all the numbers on and hand painted every one.
All 238 of 'em.
Who knew that painting would make me feel like I'd been doing squats all day? Maybe I earned a nicer backside! LOL! Once all the numbers were painted on and dry (took 4 or 5 days to paint 'em all, BTW), I put the quilt bottom, batting and top together and stitched along the grid on my sewing machine, then bound the edges with contrasting quilt binding. Voila! New quilt for a very happy birthday boy!