Okay, so for my chemistry class, we were each assigned an element and had to do a project on it. Instead of getting a poster board, I decided to make a quilt and embroider all the facts into it.
A few problems with this idea:
~I've never made a quilt before
~I've never embroidered before
~The project was due in two weeks, and I have classes from 8am to 4pm plus club meetings, sports practices, and quiet hours after 10:30pm (I go to a boarding school) so I couldn't use my sewing machine after that time.
It only took my a couple days to put the 108 squares together. I googled simple embroidery stitches and went with a chain stitch. I know it's hard to see in the picture, my camera is broken so it's from my teacher's phone, but I embroidered the name of element (potassium) and several facts about it in the squares such as reactivity, discovery, density, melting point, boiling point, atomic symbol, color, etc. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough time to finish the embroidery. On school nights, lights out is at midnight, so I couldn't stay up late to finish and ended up writing the remaining facts I needed with a fine point sharpie.
For the atom diagram, there are 19 red buttons (protons) and 20 blue buttons (neutrons) in a cluster, the subshells are thin yarn tacked on with blanket stitches all the way around, and you can't see them in the picture, but on the subshells are tiny black beads for the electrons.
If my camera gets fixed, I'll put up some more pictures of some of the detail!
This is a crib-sized quilt complete with batting! It's not perfect, but I'm very happy with it considering the conditions it was made under!