Algorithmic Quilting

Christopher Carlson, Nina Paley and Theodore Gray
Proceedings of Bridges 2015: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2015)
Pages 231–238 Regular Papers


A project to produce a “quiltimation”, an animation in which every frame is a quilt, motivated the development of automatic methods for generating single-line fills of arbitrary regions. We present one slice through a developing kit of algorithmic quilting tools: a 4-step process for generating fills, each step of which can be varied to yield diverse graphic effects.