I learned something tonight - see this picture above.. a simple geometric quilt pattern? Nope. A fractal. Which is some high falulutin' mathematical concept.
Specifically this is Sierpinski's carpet fractal.
The mathematicians say,
"The construction of the Sierpinski carpet begins with a square. The square is cut into 9 congruent subsquares in a 3-by-3 grid, and the central subsquare is removed. The same procedure is then applied recursively to the remaining 8 subsquares, ad infinitum. The Hausdorff dimension of the carpet is log 8/log 3 ≈ 1.8928" (from Wikipedia)
Me? I say it is a series of nine patches.....
Maybe I can do this maths related thing after all. In fact fractals are shapes which can be divided into smaller units which all have similarities in shape.