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Thread: Fractals and quilting

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    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
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    I can be a real science geek at times. So this past Tuesday I was watching NOVA on PBS and the show was on Fractals and Fractal geometry. In essence, fractal mathmatics help to explain the repetitive design elements found in nature. I found myself thinking about quilting the entire show and marveled at what cool quilting designs some of these fractal images would make. Here is a link to a website I found with fractal images I though everyone might enjoy taking a peek at and, like me, start seeing the endless quilting design possibilities in them.
    http://www.enchgallery.com/fractals/fracthumbs.htm

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    http://www.roserushbrooke.com/fractal-art-quilts-1.html

    This is a link to fractal art quilts that Loretta posted at one time. They ar absolutely incredible and I hope to someday have the skill to do something like this but take a peak at these!

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    Those are just beautiful! Endless possibilities for quilting!

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    Oh Wow, does that second one remind anyone of a Pelvis? It does me. what does that say about me? l would love to make quilts looking like those.

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    that program was great. i saw that fractal tute that loretta put up and its on my list of things to do.

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    I thought the show was great also, and I hate math! My husband couldn't believe it when he walked in the room and I said I was watching fractal geometry. He quickly became involved as well. Thanks so much for these links...fun stuff to explore!

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    Fractels are the one piece of math that I understood in college. I found it beyond fascinating, and I wasn't even close to being a quilter back in those days. The possiblities - limitless - the imagination gets to go crazy!

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    Wow! Fractel math is way beyond my stupid math dead brain but the pictures and quilts are awesome!

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    Wow, thanks for sharing. This one is bookmarked so I can spend some time with it! :lol:

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    Wow!!! Thanks for posting this site!!! :D :D :D
    I seen quilt patterns, quilting designs, fabric dyeing or painting....so many ideas and possibilities!!! I saved many pictures to look back on later LOL

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    Man!!! I bookmarked both links so I could more leisurely view them. The beauty of the universe leaves me speechless. My belief in an almighty Creator is further deepened by seeing evidence of his creative works.

    Thanks for the links!

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    Quilt University offers a class on the fractal quilts also. I've never taken the class but it has always intrigued me.

    http://www.quiltuniversity.com/catalog.htm

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    The design is printed onto the fabric, for these (embroidery and quilting added by hand later). Must be a REALLY BIG printer! I don't even want to think about the cost of the ink cartridges...

    These designs are fascinating.

    MATH IS GREAT!!

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    My mind is SPINNING now!! Thanks, I am not going to be able to sleep for weeks. LOL!

    These images are all amazing.

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    Another NOVA fan here -
    Back around 1991, I had a screen saver that would generate fractals. Sometimes I would come back from lunch and find someone sitting at my desk, completely mesmerized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa T
    My mind is SPINNING now!! Thanks, I am not going to be able to sleep for weeks. LOL!

    These images are all amazing.
    Me too! LOL

    I opened the page and my brain fair near exploded out of my head! Oh the possibilities.... :-)

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    Absolutely beautiful quilts!
    Just trying to imagine figuring out how to make one makes my head hurt!

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    I AM going to do a fractural quilt.....even if it DOES make my head explode LMBO

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