Friday, September 1, 2017

September One Monthly Goal: Constructing Chemistry Geek

Wow, it's September already!  It always seems like the end of the year speeds up once we get to this point.  It will be December before we know it.  I'm stopping there with that train of thought.  But that thought pretty much decided what September's One Monthly Goal would be.  


A couple of weeks ago I walked into the local quilt shop so I didn't have to deal with an empty house and found this fabric. 


It's Geek Chic by Studio E Fabrics.  Do you believe in kismet?  The Scientist in Training is studying chemistry.  What could be a more perfect activity to deal with an empty house than to make her a new quilt the actually fits her twin XL dorm bed?  I've got a couple of other chemistry related fabrics that could be added to the mix to add some variety.  But the challenge has been to find a pattern that fits the theme, but won't take me a lot of time.  I'm notoriously slow when making quilts, so to get it done by Christmas it needs to be an easy pattern.  I made a few stabs at designing a pattern in EQ, but didn't come up with anything thing that said "Yes, make me!".  So it was time to pull out the books for inspiration.  I finally found it here:


On page 80 there is a project called "Under Construction".  After mocking it up in EQ, I'm sold. 

Geek Chic
Pattern is Under Construction by the Missouri Star Quilt Company
found in Missouri Star Quilt Company Block Idea Book (Summer Vol 4 Issue 3)

 It's a pretty simple pattern, but it will work with the directional fabrics in the line.  I'm considering one alteration to the pattern, but I need to play a little before deciding if it will work or not.  So the goal for September is to get this quilt started, which in my lexicon of working quilting definitions means to start cutting the fabrics.   I'm hoping to get all the blocks made this month, so the quilt can be assembled next month and sent out for quilting before Thanksgiving.  That would give me time to get it finished off before Christmas.  

What's your OMG for September?  Linking up with Patty over at Elm Street Quilts for the September One Monthly Goal.  Hope to see you there.  

20 comments:

  1. Love what you have done with it in EQ! Beautiful design. Very modern. Good luck with completing your goal. I've followed your blog. I know you will. Happy sewing!

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  2. WOW!!! Love the shimmering diamonds and those jewel tones will make her the envy of every classmate.

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  3. I totally love it. It reminds me of the (not a chemist, so please excuse my lack of vocabulary for this) chemical formulas with the elemental abbreviations and the lines coming off in different directions. What are those called? Anyway...great choice. Love it.

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  4. Fun new project! It's always more exciting to start something new than finish a UFO😜

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  5. A perfect gift for your Scientist in Training! Good luck, I'm sure you can get it done in time.

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  6. Love your plan, Kate, can't wait to see the Kismet Chem Quilt!

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  7. Perfect fabrics for the perfect quilt! Looking for to seeing the finish!

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  8. That looks like a great design for those fabrics! I agree with Barbara - it looks like chemical formulas!

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  9. That fabric is SO perfect for SIT and I like your plan.

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  10. Love your fabric and the pattern you picked will highlight it well. HAVE FUN!

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  11. What a wonderful pattern! Do you need more science fabric? I have a chunk leftover from my almost-exact-copy of Geometry.

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  12. SEW happy to see that you found a pattern that spoke to you!! Happy quilting!

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  13. The perfect pattern for those fabrics. Looking forward to seeing it completed....no pressure!!!!!

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  14. Oh, that will be a great quilt to use your chemical fabrics. I've had more than one person talk about the Missouri Star magazine/book? Where do you get yours from? Hope you meet your goal!

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  15. Elongated hexies, perfect! Perfect fabric too. What a fun dorm quilt!

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  16. That's a perfect pattern for the fabric! Good luck getting things started this month!

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  17. This will be a very striking quilt. It looks perfect for a scientist. I love the negative space.

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  18. I love this layout! SIT will love it!

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  19. Oh, my gosh, that pattern is perfect for the Chemistry quilt! Love it!

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