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hambox
« on: July 23, 2009 10:03:54 PM »

Update! See mini-Science Quilt at the bottom of this post!

This is a brief recap of a project I just completed. If you’d like to read much more detail about the making process, and see lots more photos, you can go to my blog: http://beckyhaycox.com/hamblog/?p=1492!

Last year, while working (as a civilian) in a university Chemical Engineering Department, I would pass a poster every day in the hallway. On this poster was a chart. One day, I thought hey, this chart would make a nice quilt!


The chart was a part of a computation called “Capturing Phase Dynamics of Circadian Clocks.” I thought aha — the Circadian rhythm has to do with the wake/sleep cycle, and a quilt is something you wake/sleep under!

A mere year-plus later, and here it is, the Science Quilt!



The quilt pattern on top are EEG patterns of the brain during various levels of wake and sleep:



Here's the detail of the stitching:



Here’s the full story of the Science Quilt:




Update! I recreated this quilt on a re-proportioned and much smaller scale. There are two upcoming exhibits (that I'd like to enter the quilt into) that have a small maximum size, so I made it about 36"x39":



Detail:



There were lots of unexpected challenges, recreating a quilt. Lots more sewing in a smaller surface area!

One of the exhibits I'm entering it into is an "Art+Science" exhibit, happening next summer. Wish me luck!
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009 10:06:55 PM »

I would have loved having this in my dorm when I was studying science in college!  Thanks for sharing this!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009 10:38:14 PM »

absolutely incredible. i'm flabbergasted
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009 02:29:44 AM »

This is incredible! I was excited enough when I saw the chart turned quilt, but to include the stitching too?! Brilliant! I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009 08:55:40 AM »

its gorgeous and nerdy! i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! so apropos!
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009 09:10:27 AM »

I think it turned out great!
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009 10:22:27 AM »

omg .. you just gave me an idea!!!! a quilt of the computer defrag progress screen!!!!! oh i'd love for you to do it! i'm no good at quilting ... i make clay and wire robots lol
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009 12:45:43 PM »

Very Cool!
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2009 01:04:45 PM »

Thanks for the input, everyone!

Clayman, you and I need to talk! I'll PM you!
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2009 03:55:12 PM »

Oh, this is awesome! I love the inclusion of the EEG patterns! So weel thought out. And totally geektastic. I think I'm going to study ECG interpretation by quilting arrythmias from now on...
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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2009 06:08:47 AM »

Wow what a great idea
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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2009 06:27:12 AM »

Wow, don't even know what to say except for wow. So creative, and the stitching to make the chart, holy cow Grin
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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2009 12:30:55 PM »

Oh, great! Now I can't fall asleep because I keep thinking about all the amazing quilt possibilities based on your inspiration! Darn you! It just goes to show how even the little every day things around us can be so beautiful. I'm hitting "This Rocks!" then I'll try hitting the sack! ZZZzzzzz 
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« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2009 01:06:10 PM »

the attention to detail is awesome! love the eeg patterns!
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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2009 02:33:12 PM »

Wow. You have brought nerdom to a whole new level for me, and I love it. I'm definitely bookmarking this thread, clicking the "THIS ROCKS" button, and now I have to looking around for unconventional things to make a quilt out of. Way to go! Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2009 05:08:30 PM »

this seriously rocks SO HARD.

i just love the continuity of including the chart and then the stitching on top... it sounds like something i would think up but never execute--i love it so much!  you could sew a whole slew of science quilts!  just think of the audiences you'd impress!

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« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2009 06:04:20 PM »

Gorgeous and clever! The best of combinations! This totally rocks.
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« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2009 08:50:18 PM »

Woah, this is great!  Subtle, graphic and so much meaning. Really love this! Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2009 12:56:49 AM »

This is amazing!!! It makes me wonder how many inspirations for quilts I walk by everyday without paying more attention--guess I should start!
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« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2009 05:17:26 AM »

 Cool It doesn't get much cooler than that. Love it!
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« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2009 07:51:33 AM »

That's really neat. I love the thought behind everything and how you tied it together, like with the EEG patterns on the quilting. Very cool and nice work!
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« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2009 08:10:33 AM »

Awesome!  Grin Very nicely tied together, I love it, great idea.
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« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2009 10:16:39 AM »

I love this! I even rocked it, and twittered it! Great job!!  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2009 10:47:46 AM »

Thanks for everyone's comments! You're so kind! If anyone is in Southern California, the Science Quilt will be at the Ventura County Fair starting next week. And there's an "Art+Science" exhibit I'm entering it into in the fall, in the UK.. nervous about showing it, but your comments have been so supportive!
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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2009 07:54:23 AM »

You crazy nerd, you!
I love it!
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« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2009 10:50:35 AM »

This is AMAZING. I especially love how detailed the stitching is!
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« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2009 03:07:55 AM »

I know this was posted a little while ago, but I remember seeing it back in July and I didn't have a craftster account until recently, so I thought I had to comment on it now.  Did your quilt get judged at the art fair (or maybe you said county fair)?  And the Science+Art exhibit - very excellent!  What types of things are in the Science+Art exhibit?  I'd be very courious to see, but a) I am sure its over, b) I don't live anywhere near California ... or the UK.  How did you do?  Did you get a lot of good comments?  I hope so - this is excellent.

When you had to redo the quilt, did you find that you liked working on it again - I mean, did you feel as excited about the project the second time you did it as you did the first time?

I really like your idea - the sleep patterns as quilting patterns are awesome - much better than just stippling and meandering - and they have a "meaning" to the quilt - which also ties everything in really well together!  And what better activity to do with a quilt, but sleep!

As you should be able to see from my name, Scientific Quilter, that I love science and now I love quilting, so of COURSE I'm going to love your project!  Many congrats!
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« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2009 02:11:43 PM »

AWESOME!  I totally love art-meets-science stuff.  Great quilt!
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« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2009 11:54:08 AM »

so clever with the quilting! Good luck on the contest!
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