## 18.3 SQ Episode 029 – Angles in Quilting: Part B Quadrilaterals

August 13, 2011

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Now we’re looking at 4 sided figures in quilting – Quadrilaterals!

We have lots of kinds of Quadrilaterals from geometry class

Prallelogram Family

• Square
• Rectangle
• Rhombus
• Diamonds!
• Parallelograms

• Kite
• Trapezoid
• isocelese trapezoid
• regular trapezoid

Squares

• all 90 degree angles
• all equal sides
• vertical, horizontal and diagonal symmetry
• is a rectangle
• is a rhombus
• is a parallelogram
• usually no bias edges

Rectangles

• all 90 degree angles
• opposite sides are equal length
• opposite sides are parallel
• vertical & horizontal symmetry
• is a paralellogram
• usually no bias edges

(green is squares, yellow is rectangles)

Rhombus

• all equal sides
• opposite sides are parallel
• diagonal symmetry
• is a parallelogram
• potentially some bias on 2 sides usually
• quilters call these diamonds

Parallelogram

• opposite sides are equal length
• opposite sides are parallel
• no symmetry necessarily unless special case above
• potentially some bias on 2 sides usually

Kite

• adjacent sides are equal length
• opposite angles are equal
• diagonal symmetry one direction
• lots of bias edges
• one definition could make a kite = a rhombus
• one definition says that the shorter length does not equal the longer length

(dark red = parallelogram, pink = rhombus(diamond), blue = kite)

Trapezoid

• one set of opposite sides are parallel
• no particular symmetry
• cut a corner off a rectangle or square
• created from strip sets

Isosceles Trapezoid

• adjacent angles are equal to each other
• one set of opposite sides are equal length
• symmetry along one axis
• created from strip sets and/or isosceles triangles

(trapezoid = black, both isosceles and regular)

Four sided quilt patches are everywhere!

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1. […] These blocks provide lots of challenges to piecing.  These shapes are not typically pieced the same way as triangles and quadrilaterals. […]