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    Larry's Puzzle

    I just finished this little quilt (65X65) this afternoon. I’m calling it Larry’s Puzzle because I turned over a problem I was having to my DBIL to puzzle out. I wanted to cut the strips for the striped fabric by sewing the orange, striped, orange strips together and the cut them at a 45% angle to get my chevrons. After wasting some of my fabric, I swallowed my pride and called my sister to enlist the help of my DBIL. He had my answer in a very short time and told me he just had to use pythagorean theorem to solve the problem. Now I don’t even know what that is, (I googled it and I still don’t know what it is), but I’m glad he knows because I was able make this quilt from start to finish in less than a week! Thank you, Larry! I hope you’ve let your brain rest up, because I have another idea for a quilt that I don’t have a pattern for…… J
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    what a wonderful quilt! the Pythagorean Theorem states that the square of the hypotenuse [longest side of the right triangle] is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. i often use that when i need to know how big to make my setting triangles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    what a wonderful quilt! the Pythagorean Theorem states that the square of the hypotenuse [longest side of the right triangle] is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. i often use that when i need to know how big to make my setting triangles.
    Math has never been my strong suit...well actually it is my weakest suit, but I have lots of relatives that are good at it!

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    Great quilts and I am math challenged as well.

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    And look at that back .............FABULOUS!!

    Here are all the other things I love about this quilt:

    I really like that the stripes on the front are offset a bit from one of the corners in the rectangles..it makes a much more interesting design.

    Also, your FMQ on the pink is wonderful. At first glance it looks like the fabric pattern.

    And your set-up for the photo...lovely.

    A basic 3 fabric simple design but you really made it into something wonderful.
    You made the fabric work for you.

    Much better than a WW quilt anyday.

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    nice

    just love your quilting

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    what a wonderful quilt! the Pythagorean Theorem states that the square of the hypotenuse [longest side of the right triangle] is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. i often use that when i need to know how big to make my setting triangles.
    Show Off!! I didn't understand any of what you said. But that quilt is beautiful, love the back also.

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    I am so excited that you brought up the Pythagorean Theorem in figuring out quilt pieces. I hope it is okay if we talk about this with the students tomorrow. I would like to show a picture of your beautiful quilt. I love the pattern and colors.
    I am currently working as a Paraprofessional in a middle school. I am in an 8th grade algebra class once a day. Currently we are learning about the Pythagorean Theorem. I can say this, I have a masters degree and don't remember ever learning about this Theorem before. In fact, I am learning their 8th grade algebra with them so that I can help the students.

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    this is so very beautiful! i just love the way it came together and can't figure out if i like the back or the front better! you did a phenominal job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by serenitybygrace View Post
    I am so excited that you brought up the Pythagorean Theorem in figuring out quilt pieces. I hope it is okay if we talk about this with the students tomorrow. I would like to show a picture of your beautiful quilt. I love the pattern and colors.
    I am currently working as a Paraprofessional in a middle school. I am in an 8th grade algebra class once a day. Currently we are learning about the Pythagorean Theorem. I can say this, I have a masters degree and don't remember ever learning about this Theorem before. In fact, I am learning their 8th grade algebra with them so that I can help the students.
    You may use my photos freely! I wish I had had practical way to apply some of the math we learned. Some of just seemed like busy work!

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