Mathematical Quilts

Some of my work...

**The Sum of Odd Integers - **The inspiration for this quilt began with an image found in

Roger B. Nelsen's book Proof Without Words--Exercises in Visual Thinking.

The quilt has 4 congruent triangular sections. The side length of the square is 2n,

and the last odd integer may be expressed by 2n-1. To find the sum of odd integers

we add 1 + 3 + ...+(2n-1) = 1/4(2n)(2n)= n squared. The quilt was hand quilted with the 17 symmetry group patterns.