Monday, April 16, 2018

Weekend Stitching - Finally, A Finish

Most of the time spent in the sewing room this weekend has been focused on getting En Provence ready to send out for quilting.  The back is ready, but there is still one row of blocks that need to have the loose threads removed from the back.  There's a reason I kept putting off this prep step, it takes forever!   

I did take a break from those prep steps Saturday night (my back could only take so much of being bent over the cutting table) to finish hand stitching the binding down on the Scientist in Training's quilt.  


Here's the "art shot"  of the finished quilt.  I forgot we have a test tube rack left over from one of the SITs science fair projects, that would have made a nice prop if I'd remembered.  Here's the whole quilt.  

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)

I like it, the SIT likes it, My Guy doesn't. But since this is for the SIT and she likes it, that's all that matters.  I had a lot of fun with these fabrics. 


My two favorites are the colored squares periodic table and the fabric in the block next to it that has the word "chemistry" in it.  Not sure if the SIT has picked a favorite or if she just likes the whole quilt.  Trudy kept the quilting very simple, which lets the fabrics really shine.  

The back is made up of left overs from the front. 


Some of what's left may end up as cuffs on pillow cases if the SIT wants me to make her a couple.  Unfortunately, it's a bit late in the semester for the SIT to get much use out of it, but she'll have it for next school year.  

I'm glad to be able to claim at least one finish for this year.  Hopefully I've got the pump primed and the finishes will become a bit more frequent this quarter.  I'll be linking up with the 2018 Finish Along when the quarter ends.  Linking up with my typical parties today (Main Crush Monday won't go live till Tuesday this week).  

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21 comments:

Alison said...

Yay this is absolutely darling! As a fellow chemist, I love the fabrics and these would have been perfect for the periodic table minis I made last fall. :D

Meloney said...

Love it. As long as SIT likes it, all is well. I saw my quilts on beds in the dorm, and it was a good feeling. So much fun to make it more "home" like.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love how your Geek Chic quilt turned out, Kate! Such perfect fabric and design for your SIT!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

I love it!!! Why does the guy not like it? or is he jealous.... hmmm maybe he needs a quilt?

chrisknits said...

Wonderful job! I am thinking this would be neat, on a much smaller scale, for my Jeep Girl's undergrad professors. Must look into it.

Barbara said...

It’s fantastic. I love everything about it.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

The Chemistry quilt came out really neat and as long as the SIT lady loves it it is a fine finish!!! and Congrads on a finish--though when I look into my crystal ball--I do see more finishes in your future for 2018!!
enjoy, di

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Love the fabrics and it's fun finish I'm sure SIT will cherish!!!

Louise said...

It's so great, Kate! I love the elongated hex shapes; they remind me of certain chemical diagrams. And I have some of the text print, but with a white background, and it's my favorite, too :) The mod quilting motif is the crowning touch. Congrats on a wonderful finish!

AnnieO said...

Wonderful finish—it will provide plenty of color in your daughter’s dorm room even if she doesn’t need an extra layer for warmth. I gave up hand binding a long time ago except for very small quilts—machine binding works great for me!

Sandra Walker said...

It is wonderful Kate! Fabulous fabrics for your daughter. Isn't it strange to think that this college year is about done? And yay for En Provence....imminent finish!

Lois Stimax said...

I made this quilt too! I love it and yet have the same mixed response of love or hate from the family. Who knows if I'll keep it or give it away.

MartiDIY said...

I like it too, for a scientist it's perfect. Looks like April is a month of finishes for you. Congratulations! Just a few more weeks and SIT will be finished with her first year. Will she come home or start internships?

Emily said...

It turned out so great!!!!!! I'm glad SIT likes it, and I'm not surprised. That's a particularly good match-up of fabric and pattern. Such a great quilt for her to have at school!

Sandy said...

It's perfect! I can't imagine anyone not liking it, but we wouldn't all want to be the same, would we? LOL

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

How lovely, perfect for SIT, your fabric choices are wonderful. I like to make matching cushions too, it's a great way of using up leftovers. Congrats on a wonderful finish.

Bonnie said...

That is one cool quilt. They science fabric is great too. I’m looking forward to seeing your En Provence.

maggie fellow said...

what a great quilt and I love all the little surprises. congratualtions!

Jennifer said...

Love it! The blues are great and the fabrics perfect for an SIT. Congrats on the finish!

Julie in GA said...

Congratulations on a fabulous finish! The fabrics are wonderful, and the design shows them off perfectly!

co coya said...

I made this quilt too! I love it and yet have the same mixed response of love or hate from the family. Who knows if I'll keep it or give it away.

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