So, for the Science IS Art! Swap
, I decided that I had to make a pillow that used Fibonacci squares to make a Fibonacci Spiral. It is a series of squares with sides that follow this pattern: 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34. I actually used a scaled down image, so the smallest square was about 1/4" square. Realizing that I could not easily sew such a tiny square, I decided to use this
tutorial by angelbum to help me figure out how to do it. It made it much easier!
I don't have a close-up shot (I think there might be a better one in the swap gallery!), which is kind of good since you can't see all of the mistakes (only some of them
I wish I had used some paper piecing for the border strips to make sure that they came out straighter, but I know better for the next time. Also, I learned that my machine sews wiggly seams if I sew fast- it isn't me...really! I think the feed dogs wiggle... I used my plain old sewing machine to quilt the Fibonacci spiral into it.
I turned it into a pillow case, but since it was an oddly sized rectangle, I needed to make a muslin pillow form for the inside.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with how it came out. I had only done paper piecing once before (another pillow), but once I got going, I remembered how much I liked it. I don't have the patience for piecing quilt blocks together otherwise!
I brought it into work, and a couple of folks expressed a desire for a Fibonacci pillow of their very own, so I'll be able to fix some of the things I didn't like about this one.