©1996 Susan E. Brown 39" x 65"
In the collection of Jay and Elizabeth McKell
Overland Park, Kansas


Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright art glass windows.

  • Designed on the computer using Fibonacci numbers for the sizes of the blocks: all the block/square sizes are fibonacci numbers: e.g. 1 x 2, 2 x 8, 3 x 5, 8 x 8, 8 x 13, 8 x 5, 8 x 21, 13 x 21, and so on.
  • On the 2 side borders are several long blocks of what I call "Fibonacci stripes": these use units of 1/8", and the strip sizes are then 1/8, 2/8, 3/8, 5/8, 8/8, and 13/8 inches in one color going one way, and then the same sizes in the other color going the other way.
  • The four large squares near the top are what I call "Fibonacci plaids": using the Fibonacci stripes as above, cut into the same size strips, then pieced into plaids (using a different contrasting color to the print).
  • The overall dimensions of this quilt are 39" (13 x 3) by 65" (13 x 5), which gives it a ratio of .6, the "Fibonacci proportion".

Materials: commercial cottons, ribbons

Techniques: computer design, machine piecing, machine applique ribbons

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