... ...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