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« on: March 17, 2014 06:55:32 AM »



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.  Roll Eyes 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!
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014 06:57:51 AM »

Amazing! I didn't know pi had an end. 238 digits you say, wow! You are the coolest mom.
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014 07:30:10 AM »

Amazing! I didn't know pi had an end. 238 digits you say, wow! You are the coolest mom.

Pi doesn't have an end.  But I do.  Wink

Oh, and thanks- would you mind letting my kids know that I'm the coolest mom? Ha!
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014 07:38:52 AM »

 I am still in awe of how neat and clean it is! I would have gotten to number 200 and messed up on the numbers. LOL! Amazing job and I love the colors you chose.
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014 07:47:47 AM »

It is great!
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014 07:54:18 AM »

That is AWESOME! How did you keep such a big project a secret?
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2014 08:35:49 AM »

This rocks, this rocks, this rocks!! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2014 08:49:33 AM »

I am in awe!  This is so great.  I can't believe you had that kind of patience.  I applaud you.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2014 09:07:34 AM »

Rocks!
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2014 09:45:40 AM »

Thanks, guys!

I didn't pick the colors, those are the colors Ty wants for his room, so I just went with that.  Wink

I copied and pasted Pi up to about 250 places, then crossed each one off as I stenciled it onto the top.  I didn't start any painting until after they were all marked. Then I just went slow. Otherwise I'm sure I would have messed up after the 3rd or 4th number.  Roll Eyes

I worked on this project when Ty wasn't home. Then I set up a table in my bedroom and just locked myself in there until I was done.  I had a little help from Dean Koontz as well - I listened to his new novel, Innocence on playaway while I worked.  Wink
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