An adventure in creativity
Design one or more quilt patches that may be combined with classmates or used to create your own screen quilts in Turtle Art.
Start with these blocks. Everyone needs to use these instructions as a common starting place.
Design a procedure named patch1 to draw a design completely within the frame and be sure that the turtle returns to where it begins with the same orientation as when the procedure started. The frame is a square with sides of 150 turtle steps.
If you are satisfied with patch1, design procedures for new and different quilt patches. Name them patch2, patch3, etc…
Each patch needs to begin with frame.
Extreme Arts and Crafts Challenge
Create a quilt procedure that assembles one or more of your patches into a beautiful quilt design. You are of course free to repeat the use of a patch or use a variety of them.
Note: color -9999 is black in Turtle Art
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- Each patch needs to begin with frame.
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is the author of Twenty Things to Do with a Computer – Forward 50, co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.