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Cellular Automaton Rule 600 Totalistic

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Cellular Automaton Rule 600 Totalistic

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Pattern-Free Quiltmaking taught by Joe Cunningham

Combine spontaneous design with traditional techniques for bold quilts that are all your own. Joe Cunningham shows you how in this lively class.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical
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What materials did you use? 25 different cotton fabrics including ikat, & hand block printed Indian cottons. This quilt will finish at 96" square--16 x 16 6" blocks.

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What are you most proud of? That I got this far.

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Wonderful job! Love your color choices.

08/21/2013 Flag


11/24/2013 Flag

I like the way a focal point was created rather than overall randomness. there is order in the crazy

01/21/2014 Flag

Not only did a use a rule (cellular automaton rule 600) for assembling the quilt, I used a self-devised rule for creating the blocks. I arranged my fabrics by value then moved through the arrangement by using the highest contrast to the least contrast. When I put the blocks on the wall, at first, I only followed the CA rule but, I think, because of the # of fabrics the top looked totally random. So I made another rule to follow the CA rule but put the highest contrast to the outer edges which caused that blurring in the center which I think makes it look more organized. I love to use rules because I'm surprised at the result & I needn't make choices!

01/24/2014 Flag

I have no idea what you just said, but I really like the way your quilt turned out!

07/02/2015 Flag

I'm not sure exactly how to do it, but here is an article about this process. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/TotalisticCellularAutomaton.html

04/14/2016 Flag