National Pi Day – March 14th
March 14th is the day to celebrate Pi, a.k.a. 3.14159265359 or the symbol π . I do have math friends who love this day, and as quilters we certainly do our share of math. Perhaps not for the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, but definitely math on a regular basis. If we add a border to each of these five squares, how will that impact the overall dimensions? If it is 2”? 2.5”? or 3”? Yup, math . . . all the time.
I did a little searching around the internet and found a few Pi quilt-related links to share, as well as some pie ones. Yum! With an offering of a tutorial for a table runner with a Pi theme, here is a link to the Janome website <click here>. The designer is Lonni Rossi using Andover Fabrics. The finished size of the table runner is 14” x 95” which is a little long for my table or even my island, but I think it would be easy to adjust it a bit. This looks like a fun project!
Here is a cute Pi(e) quilt from Cassandra <click here>:
It is really cute, and would make a lovely table topper/runner. It isn’t hard to image a delicious pie sitting on top of it . . . what kind would you like to see?
And speaking of a delicious pie, here is another option to celebrate Pi(e) is this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction:
Isn’t that slice of pie just to die for?! Makes my mouth water every time I see it. Sally is having a monthly challenge on her website, and this pie is the March challenge. It doesn’t look too difficult, it involves chocolate, Oreos, and whipped cream – why not give it a try to celebrate Pi(e) Day? I just purchased all the ingredients to whip it up myself. Her website, the recipe and the challenge details are found here.
Enjoy this Pi Day in your favorite way and thank your elementary and middle school teachers who taught you the necessary math skills to be a successful quilter. ~smile~ Quilt on!