Blue-Breasted Hummingbird - Golden Rectangle #5 - The Blue-Breasted Hummingbird is flying inside a Golden Rectangle. The pleasing proportions of the 1 to roughly 1.618 rectangle comes to us from the early Greeks. The proportion is found in our bodies, cereal boxes, light switch covers, 3 x 5 cards, flower heads, pine cones, plant spirals and more. This quilt was
used in the classroom to discuss surface area and volume relationships that are a concern in our bird industry. as Americans are wanting heavier birds, the cross sectional area of the bird's legs become weaker as the bird's volume grows.
Tessellation - The arrows inspired this quilter to fashion something interesting
yet mathematical. The border of this quilt was especially fun as the arrows
extend outside the edge of the quilt.
Tessellation 2 - Owned in a private collection.
Pascal's Pumpkin - the design for Pascal's Pumpkin was discovered by Marc Roth.
learned about designs based on Pascal's Triangle from the Scientific American
article on the triangle by Martin Gardner. Later, Roth learned how to extend
triangle to a hexagon from the research of Jean Pedersen and Peter Hilton. Finally, the triangle or hexagon can be extended to a three dimensional
pyramid. Pascal's Pumpkin is based on two superimposed layers of the pyramid (16 and 17 layers up from the base).
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