Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Calling all quilters!!! Wanna voice your vote?

Being a middle-school math teacher, I get the liberty of teaching my students geometry. Hmmm.....as a quilter, what better PROJECT than "design a quilt".
The requirements are simple: scale a quilt on graph paper so that the finished size is 64"x76" (includes a 2" border on all sides), and keep the design as a two-patch quilt (ie: only two different sized shapes/patches can be used).
This is the third year I have given out this project; and started a tradition of having the class vote on the "Best Design" once I've narrowed down the choices. Then, I make the quilt and display it at the school.
Last year, I invited my small group of blog-friends vote as well.

Wanna vote?
I will have the class vote on Friday, but will accept online votes until Sunday evening because I'll announce it on Monday. How exciting for the student to REALLY be the best design, not only from classmates (which normally turns into a popularity contest rather than truly the "best design"), but also from "real-life" quilters! :0)

SADLY, some of the quality really is getting lost in these pics. First, the flash is getting reflected off the colored pencil; Second, when I don't use the flash, the pics are too dark.

Design A. Lovely "shadowing effect" with hearts.


Design B. Reflective symmetry and fun color choices.

Design C. Using two pics, but still justice isn't being done. Blacks and purples take up the majority of the design, but fun BRIGHT colors creating some patterns. Maybe only math teachers notice the "special" symmetry here??? NOT reflective (like looking in a mirror). INSTEAD---it's 180 degrees rotational symmetry (which I DID NOT TEACH in class yet! Cool!!!) (ie: imagine rotating the paper one-half turn---the image repeats itself (with maybe just a few blocks different).)


THANKS FOR VOTING!!! Enjoy!
(I know I'm struggling choosing my favorite! I would be happy making any of these three).

15 comments:

假裝 said...

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SpinningStar said...

Wow - they are all good, but I will go with C.

By the way, I have experimented with the settings on my camera and it does affect the flash and color. My camera has auto, portrait, night scene, kids/animals, scenery options.

Liz

Terry said...

They're all beautiful, but I like A the best! :0)

Amanda said...

What a good idea, though I think they'd all be a challenge to actually make up. My vote goes to A, as it's a very unusual design for a quilt and I like the colour choices. I also like the way the colours have come out in the first picture of C.

Maya said...

I vote for C. The brown 'C' looks very interesting.

Patchwork Penguin said...

I was wondering when this would be posted :o)

I vote for C.

Hugs!

Andee said...

They are all very good! I am going to have to go with C though because I haven't seen anything like that one out there and I want to see you make that one! One year I had my summer College Success class (for seniors in hs) use tanagrams to create an interesting design. I saved them hoping to do something quilty with it, but never did. Kids are SO creative!

Melinda said...

I like them all but I think I vote for C. It is very unusual and I think it will be great in fabric.

Dawn said...

They are all wonderful, but since I it's a vote I'll go with C.

Calidore said...

I'll be different to everyone else.... I really like B. Simple, stylish and I love the colours.

Tracy said...

I love the last one. It looks like stained glass

Andra Gayle said...

I like A. What a great project for math! I teach World History and have been trying to figure out a way to include my quilting in a lesson...

katieQ said...

You've given us 3 great designs to choose from. The first two are lovely, but they are similar to quilts you might find in any quilting magazine or pattern book. Quilt C is amazing. I would certainly love to see that one made up in fabric.

Laurel said...

I like B the best 'cause of the hearts that you can see both vertically and horizontally.

Thanks for showing them to us!

Jan said...

My vote is for C because it is quite striking in both color and design...and because it obviously followed the math lesson (and beyond).

I like A in the photo, but looking closer I think when done in fabric the edges of the heart where it changes color is going to look awkward.

B is nice, but a bit predictable and not as exciting as C.

So...yes, final answer C.