Mt. SOH-CAH-TOA Pattern, December 2018

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"During the making of the pattern, I needed to find angles and the length a strip. Luckily, I had taken high school trigonometry and remembered the acronym SOH-CAH-TOA (SineOppositeHypotenuse-CosineAdjacentHypotenuse-TangentOppositeAdjacent) to work out the necessary information. After in depth conversation and lots of laughs around the geekiness, my sewing friends and I decided in the name.

This quilt was inspired by snowcapped mountain range, with the angles representing the peaks and terrain ruggedness, and the colors are what the eye perceives from a distance." –Michelle Wilkie


Michelle Wilkie has a love for modern quilting and design, which allows her to incorporate both her art and science backgrounds. She loves experimenting with various quilting techniques and sharing what she learns with others. Michelle is a regular contributor to Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine and has also won three recent quilt design competitions.

Originally from New Zealand she currently lives in the US with her husband and 9-year-old son. Her favorite space to spend time, is in her sewing studio, playing with fabric and color.

The Modern Quilt Guild’s mission is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education and community. Copyright © 2018 by Michelle Wilkie and the Modern Quilt Guild. All rights reserved. This pattern may not be reproduced, sold, commercialized or distributed in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Michelle Wilkie and the Modern Quilt Guild.