Science Fair Quilt

My husband and I are building a house with his parents. It has been a long process and they say we will be moving soon, we will see, lol. Through it all my sister in law Kelli and her husband Jeff have been there to help design, consult and put some labor in. They are both architects and are amazing at what they do. When I saw Architextures I knew they had to have it in their house. When I was on the search for a pattern and came across Jaybird quilts Science Fair pattern I knew it was meant to be. It just suited them. The perfect thank you gift. I thought so and my Mother in Law thought so too. So we went ahead about bought the fabric.

I had a small hiccup when my jelly roll was 1/8 of an inch too narrow but we decided to shrink down the template and it worked perfectly. In the end the quilt is about 2 1/2 inches smaller in width and length. (Not a huge deal.)

I really enjoyed making this quilt. It was actually pretty quick and came together nicely. I finished it by quilting on an angle randomly spaced.

I ordered some yardage for the backing. I wanted to make the backing scrappy since the prints are so pieced within the quilt top.

I was happy with the results of making bias binding for the first time. It went in and out of those concaved angles perfectly. 

Linking to finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts and Friday Felicities at Felicity Quilts

11 comments:

Heidi Staples said...
April 5, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Samantha, this quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I've been eyeing this pattern for a while, and I love what you did with it!

Little Island Quilting said...
April 5, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Fabulous. Really fabulous.

Alia said...
April 5, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Love this! Thanks for sharing it and the pattern! Might be in my future...

Suzanne said...
April 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM

This is amazing! I have never seen an edge like this on a quilt. I am inspired.

felicity said...
April 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Great quilt with a great story!

factotum-of-arts.com said...
April 6, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Love this quilt - a wonderful finish.

ipatchandquilt said...
April 8, 2013 at 12:41 AM

What a great gift for two architects! Well done! :-)
I must get me some of that fabric!
Esther

Laura C @ littleandlots said...
April 8, 2013 at 5:18 PM

I didn't realize your SIL and her husband were architects!! I love that! I hope they totally love this quilt. I think it turned out so nicely. Your binding looks fantastic. A VERY nice finish to have under your belt, congratulations.

Jo said...
April 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Oh, I love this pattern and the quilting! What a wonderful gift! :)

Jessica said...
April 23, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Ahhhhhh! This is amazing!!

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