Today, 3-14-15, is a mathematician’s dream – Pi Day of the Century! A friend of mine has posters in his classroom of all sorts of Pi puns, which I thought would make a cute quilt. Now I will be on the hunt for small prints to make this work.
My first effort: Cherry Pi(e)!
Very simple process for a raw-edge applique block. Find a pi symbol you like online, and print it as a five inch square. Layer the paper on top of your focus fabric (cut a square 5-6″), on top of the background, which I cut at 6-1/2″.
Sew along the printed line of the pi symbol. Tear away the outside of the symbol. I left the middle paper in place for stability while I trimmed the fabric on the outside of the stitches. Be careful to only trim the focus fabric – NOT the background! When you are done trimming, remove the rest of the paper, and you are done.
I am looking for pumpkins, American flags (the song…), other fruit, etc. Even a Mustache for Tom Selleck as Magnum PI, LOL. If I can find pots small enough, that would be a cute block also…or a fussy cut shepherd, inspired by another tasty recipe. What are your favorite Pi(e) day puns?