The post title is a pun!! Do you get it? This post is about graphs that make cool graphic quilts!

Last night, as I was trying to fall asleep, I had an idea that wouldn't wait until morning. I was thinking of math and that led to the graph for y = 1 / x. Don't ask. I like how it looks as a quilt block, but also that it's geeky. :)

graphic in pink
This will become something for my math teacher friend

So I got up and drew up this template in Illustrator, as well as couple possible quilt layouts that you can print out and color!

The quilt block is paper pieced, but I think it would be cool if you just winged it and made it wonky. Just start with a 6.5" square of background color and piece on rectangles in the same order as the paper pattern.

I'm super obsessed with pulling colors from photos now, so here are a few color combinations that I've been playing with.

Source: via Ali on Pinterest

Quilt: (this one would measure 36" x 36")

Pillow covers / mini quilts:


Quilts: (these would be 36" x 48")

As always, I'd love to see what you make from this! Please add photos to my Flickr group so that we can all ohh and ahh over them. :)


  1. Dude, i love the way your mind works.

  2. Seriously, you and Angela are a match made in heaven! I too love the last one!

  3. I love this pattern. Thanks for making it available.
    I was sketching something sort of similar about a month ago and couldn't get what I was thinking in my head on paper. Well, you did it for me. Awesome!

  4. I LOVE it! I want a pillow made from that. BADLY. :)

  5. Um, okay, that may have made me choke laughing. Maybe I'll have to dig out some of my old uni notes again ;o) It's very effective anyway :o)

  6. can't wait to see more equations popping up on your blog! love it!

  7. Love this! I saw that inspiration pic, too, and thought it would make a great quilt! Great minds think alike :)

  8. Okay, so I'm super late on this one.... but this block is amazing and I'm so glad I stumbled upon it. Thank you so much for the free pdf!

  9. absolutely gorgeous! i would love to make a quilt using the pattern on the bottom right. i like to pull inspiration from photos as well. thank you for sharing this and making it accessible to the public!

  10. You are a treasure for sharing this. love the pattern this creates.

  11. Just found this posted on FaveQuilts - great pattern and thanks for sharing it :D


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