Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Happy Pi Day Block Tutorial

Happy Pi Day! 

My son LOVES math and science & so does my hub, so in their honor and in honor of all things pie, er.. I mean Pi, I designed a Pi block! It would make a really cute cushion, quilt, tote, etc. for a math major or someone really science-y. :) 

But first, some Pi facts:

-Here's a link to Pi to the 10,000th digit. Yikes. It makes my eyes cross!
-Pi is the most recognizable mathematical constant in the world.
-Pi is irrational, meaning its digits go on forever in a random format.
-In the Greek alphabet, the Pi symbol is the 16th letter. In the English alphabet, P is also the 16th letter.
-Humans have been studying Pi for over 4,000 years.

And a Pi joke: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter? Pumpkin Pi. :D

Facts and jokes courtesy of Fact Retriever. Click here for more Pi trivia.

And now the block! It's super easy. 

(Done in Santorini, by Michele D'Amore for Timeless Treasures. I love dots!!)



(1) 2 x 12 1/2"
(1) 1 1/2 x 12 1/2"
(2) 1 1/2 x 8"
(2) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2"
(1) 4 1/2 x 6"
(1) 3 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 3"
(1) 1 1/2 x 1 1/2"

for HSTs:

(1) 2 1/2 x 2 1/2"
(1) 2 3/8 x 2 3/8"
(4) 1 7/8 x 1 7/8"

PI symbol:

(1) 2 1/2 x 7 1/2"
(1) 2 x 6 1/2"
(1) 2 x 6"
(1) 2 x 2"
(1) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2"
(1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2"
(1) 1 1/2 x 1 1/2"

for HSTs:

(1) 2 1/2 x 2 1/2"
(1) 2 3/8 x 2 3/8"
(4) 1 7/8 x 1 7/8"

HST Making:

A: Place a 2 1/2" square of background and Pi fabric right sides together. Stitch from corner to corner diagonally. Trim, flipo and press open. You should have a 2 1/2" (unfinished; 2" finished) HST.

B: Place a 2 3/8" square of background and Pi fabric right sides together. Trace a line diagonally from corner to corner. Stitch a scant quarter inch seam on each side of traced line. Cut apart on traced line. Press open your TWO 2" (unfinished; 1 1/2" finished) HSTs.

C: Using the same method as in B above, but using 1 7/8" squares of background and Pi fabric, make TWO 1 1/2" (unfinished; 1" finished) HSTs. Repeat with each set of 1 7/8" squares, until you have 8 total HSTs. (You will have one spare.)

And it's a piece of pie! I wish. haha It's a block of Pi. Though I would prefer a block of Pie. :)

Happy Pi Day! Dots make me happy!




sunny said...

Cute block! And I LOVE the dotty fabric. No Pi or pie here today. :-(

Cute! I saved it. My FIL was a physics professor. Thanks!

Lori :) said...

This is such an attractive block. Pi could've been very plain, but you added lovely detail!

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