Friday, May 30, 2014

Periodic Table Wall Hanging

It's a finish -- woo hooo!

When I was cleaning out my scraps pre-move, I cut a bunch of two inch squares from some small pieces and went to work on this periodic table wall hanging quilt for my old adviser.


I grouped the colors so that each color represents a different group of elements -- orange is halogens, green is transition metals, etc. There are a few repeats in the greens, but for the most part every square is different.



I free motion quilted each square with the atomic symbol for the corresponding element. It was very fun to "write" with my sewing machine! I did each row from left to right -- just as if I was writing, but connected each one in the same row for simplicity.


The black areas I quilted with diagonal wavy lines. I made the hanging loops out of black solid and the backing fabric is a tan and white on black floral print. The binding is green Fairy Frost.


Sharing at Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts!

10 comments:

  1. WOW!!! This is amazing!! Can't believe you free motion quilted all the letters!!

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  2. That is so awesome! I bet she loves it.

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  3. So neat! I work in a chemistry department, so I got a huge kick out of this.

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  4. Awesome quilt! I love the idea!

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  5. What a great take on the periodic table!

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  6. That is the prettiest periodic table I've ever seen, I love how you grouped the colors, awesome idea

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  7. Clever! What a fun idea.

    Did you graduate?

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  8. This is too cool. Love that you were able to incorporate science and art so completely!

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