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Thread: Designing a new quilt - A Menger Sponge!

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    Super Member Pamela Artman's Avatar
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    Anyone ever hear of a Menger Sponge? It's a mathematical "cube" created by some mathematical genius or something. Anyway, my daughter (the computer geek) asked me to make a quilt designed after a menger sponge. It will look 3-D when I'm finished. Here's my design so far!
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    very interesting. Keep us posted on your progress....

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    Cool design but I am clueless about a Menger Sponge (amazing what you can learn on this board!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    Cool design but I am clueless about a Menger Sponge (amazing what you can learn on this board!).
    I had never heard of it either.

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    WOW !! Keep us posted on the creative process ... please

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    Is that totally cool. Great job

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    great design, but ....oh.....all those little itty bitty squares....It wil be truly a work of art when you are done!

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    Looks pretty crafty. I like it, and I don't like math. (Oh, pretend I don't know that it has anything to do with math . . . it's a great quilt design.)

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    OH my it looks like a lot of work! But going to be very cool when you get it finished, cannot wait to see it as you progress, please keep posting as you go along :)

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    Either you love your daughter an awful lot (and spoil her to boot) or you're insane. Either way, I can't wait to see the finished quilt. My math teaching sister had better not see it though....I'm not insane enough (yet) and while I love her, my answer would still be NOPE, uhn-un, and get real girl!

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    Wow, I can already see the 3/D-ness, very cool quilt design!

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    Yeah, I've started cutting and I have 512 black squares that are 1.5". The quilt will be 87" x 87" and maybe I'll put a black border on it. Do a google for Menger sponge. You'll see tons of them! I had never heard of it either till my daughter sent me to some websites to look at them.

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    the quilt will be awesome!

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    WOW! This will be a work of art!

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    Wow!!! That is amazing. Looks like a bunch of small pieces!

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    I's sure it will be an awesome quilt but it's out of my league. Please post picture when it's completed.

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    Wow, I'd hate to fiddle with all these tiny pieces. I'm sure it's going to look fantastic. Hope you don't mind, if I have one suggestion regarding the design. I'd add the attic window bits also to the big "hole"/square in the middle to emphasize the 3D effect.

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    I don't know what the sponge is either, but I love the quilt. Wonderful of you to do it for her!

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    awesome..you must like challenges! Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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    For those inquiring mind who wish to see the construction of a Menger Sponge:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menger_sponge

    Learn something new every day.

    Congratulations on your technique. You should be commended on your skill.

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    Cute. Is it made with small squares?

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    Very cool. I like it.

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    Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylindy333
    Wow, I can already see the 3/D-ness, very cool quilt design!
    Ditto, except for the center square does not look 3 D. Is there a reason for that? This will be awesome!:)

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    Wow! looks complicated, but then math wasn't my strongest subject :-) It's wonderful that you can translate a mathmatical equasion or theroy (sorry bout spelling) into a quilt design.Very special thing you are doing for your daughter.

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