Basic Binary pattern. You can put SECRET MESSAGES in your quilt!! Now, how cool is that?? I knew I had to start here. I knew nothing about binary but here is what I learned- all letters are represented by a series of seven 0's and 1's in a specific sequence. In my mini quilt, I represented the 0's with black fabrics, and the 1's with colours (in this case, aqua, yellow and orange). So, what looks like random improv piecing actually has an ENCODED MESSAGE!!
I used seven rows (of varying lengths, to add interest) and then the letters line up in columns. So, for example, the first column is 100010, which is the letter b. Want to know what my message is? You can go HERE on Ali's web site and use the table to figure it out yourself......
.........but if not I will tell you. It reads:
"buy wife flowers"
HA! I love that I can now use quilting to send subliminal cheeky messages to The Hubs! Now, I have to say it has not yet been successful, but I have faith. Just you wait!
To quilt this, I used wonky horizontal lines to add to the random feel, but the vertical lines are planned- "buy" is quilted in blue, "wife" all in orange and "flowers" in yellow, with the two spaces quilted in match stick lines of all three colours.
The binding is a black with metallic gold print called Barcelona.
I geeked out the back using a piece of a glasses print sheet, and I added sleeves for hanging.
It now hangs on the wall, just waiting for The Hubs to decode it......I'm not holding my breath.