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!


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

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

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

  4. Awesome quilt! I love the idea!

  5. What a great take on the periodic table!

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

  7. Clever! What a fun idea.

    Did you graduate?

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


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