Friday, March 14, 2014

Scraps and Pi

I was searching through my stash the other day, looking for a quilt I had started in 2005.  It was in a Fons and Porter calendar for the month of March, all done in green fabrics.  I really loved that photo and decided to make the quilt, but I ran out of greens.  My stash was not as extensive then, as it is today.  I found the green blocks, but I also found a partially completed top made with 2.5 inch scraps.  I decided I needed to finish this one first.

I worked on it all morning and hoped to show you the finished flimsy, but I guess my calculations were not the best, or maybe there is a block hiding somewhere in my sewing room.  Anyway, I am one 25-patch block short.

Calculations are not my forte.  But I do know that it is Pi Day today.  My DS is a math instructor at a local college, so this day is celebrated at our house yearly.

"Meow.  What is pie day?"

Oh.  Hi Felix.  It's not pie day,  It's pi day.

"Meow.  I love pie!  Especially catnip pie!"

I am talking about pi.  3.14 as in today's date, March 14th.   It's defined as the ratio of a circumference of a circle to its diameter.  This is the symbol for it.

I don't expect you to understand, Felix.  You have to be kind of nerdy to get this stuff and maybe not a cat.  But it is also Albert Einstein's birthday today, so it is a double nerdy day.

"Meow.  So are we going to have pie today - catnip pie?  I hope, I hope!"

Maybe, if I can get out to the store.

Buy I don't think that is going to happen.  We had another huge dumping of snow a couple of days ago. And yesterday it was very, very cold, so nothing melted.  Today it is nicer, but there is still too much snow out there for me to get out on my scooter.

I think I will go back to my sewing room and look for the missing block and if I can't find it I guess I will make another one.

Have a Great Weekend, Everyone!


The Calico Cat said...

I'm thinking pizza pie for dinner. My son will like that. But I have leftover chicken in the fridge. My cat would like that.

em's scrapbag said...

Love your scrappy top. I agree with Calico Cat; pizza sounds good and if you order it delivered you'll have more time to work on your top.

Dolores said...

Gee, I do hope you find the missing block. I hate when that happens - calculations gone wrong. I have two extra blocks (or maybe it's 3) that could have gone into a baby quilt. Oh well, I may find a use for them one day. At least you're not too far off from a finish of a UFO.

Terry said...

Your almost quilt top looks great! :0)

Wacky Woman said...

I like the Felix version of Pi(e) day. Seriously I do. Your scrappy quilt is looking very good.

Barb said...

Calculations are not my forte is so fun to run into a quilt partially finished.

Kate said...

I hope little Felix is doing better with his diabetes by now... great post , great quilt.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Looking good and almost finished.

dutchcomfort said...

That’s looking fabulous Hetty!