Fibonacci Bargello on November 1st

Having done a less than ideal job of explaining Fibonacci numbers during the last reveal, I will try again.

These are the first few numbers of the Fibonacci sequence of numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34… You get a Fibonacci number by adding together the two numbers that came before it. For example, in the little sequence above, you would add 21+34 together to get 55 which is the next number in the sequence, and so on out into infinity.

Fibonacci numbers are everywhere -in nature, in architecture, in the human body, but I was quite surprised to find the following headline in the Smithsonian Magazine (I don’t take a newspaper, so a magazine had to do.) Anyway, the headline I used for this quarter’s challenge is The Fibonacci sequence is Everywhere -Even the Troubled Stock Market. It is subtitled: The curious set of numbers shows up in nature and also in human activities.

I came upon the sequence when I was looking for a pleasing pattern to make a striped crochet afghan; but it shows up in human activity, too?! Groovy.

Oh, right…the quilt. The quilt is a bargello. I had a jelly roll the had been sitting around for ever so I decided to manipulate the fabric using the Fibonacci sequence. It’s probably easiest to see the sequence laid out on the pink fabric as it moves downward. The smallest middle piece is zero, then there is 1, 2, and 3, then the fourth row is skipped and pink again shows up in the fifth row, then the eighth, and thirteenth rows.

Quilting is a human activity, and the Fibonacci Sequence has shown up in this quilt, but making a bargello quilt with it’s gazillion corners to match was a big pain in the a**. If I even mention “The B Word” again, just shoot me. Nonetheless, here you have it, Fibonacci Bargello on November 1st.

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