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...This quilt was a long time in the making-- conceived long before its intended baby, you might say. Like most of my designs, I can't pinpoint a start date, initial concept or even a particular inspiration. And, like most of my ideas, it evolved over a period of time, and many design decisions were not finalized until the very last minute. It was an on-again-off-again project until I learned that my brother and sister-in-law were expecting, which finally drove me to give it the attention it had deserved all along. ...For the quilters: this quilt was machine pieced, but all of the quilting and applique was done by hand. |

...The basic concept of the design is to cram as much math and science junk into one quilt as possible. I'm sure I haven't hit the limit, but I did manage to include:

**Counting in base 10**- from to
**Counting in binary (base 2)**from to (0 0 0 0) (1 1 1 1) **Counting in hexadecimal (base 16)**from to (0 x 0 0) (0 x 0 F) **45 math and science equations**such as and **The Fibonacci series and resulting nautilus spiral**The quilt's spiral (above, left) incorporates just the portion captured within the red square on the line drawing (above, right).

I also tried to incorporate things of more immediate interest (than math and science) to a baby:

**Bright Colors****Varied Patterns****Varied Textures**