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Rylynn Cherith
« on: October 03, 2012 06:44:27 PM »

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!


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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012 06:55:12 PM »

It looks great! Awesome job, and what a fun idea for a class project!

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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012 08:28:06 PM »

Thank you! I had a lot of fun doing it! I love doing projects where I get to learn new skills.

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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012 09:17:56 PM »

I'm amazed you did it all in such a short time and with all those constraints.  It looks great and a different idea for a chemistyr project.  I guess you will never forget Potassium either  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2012 06:10:51 AM »

run an iron over the sharpie before you wash it Wink
it's AWESOME. reminds me of when my bro had to do a project on the first world war and instead of using posterboard he made a cake in the shape of a trench and decorated it accordingly.
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2012 06:15:06 AM »

Oh how creative!  I hope your grade was a K+ erm A+  Awesome quilt!

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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2012 05:25:44 AM »

What a fabulous idea!  I hope you got high marks.  Smiley

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