My daughter asked and got her favorite compound. The teacher likes it because it's fun to say, acetylsalicylic acid. Aspirin to most everyone else.
I thought about construction of this for a little bit, I actually slept on it. And the best solution seemed to me was to try bias tape. Thanks to the perseverance of some wonderful quilting friends, I did have my reservations but I also had resolve. I muscled the 1/2" black Kona cotton bias tape to my will (no evil scientist at work here, just glue and pins and a really hot iron).
Once the molecular compound was in place I had to tackle the elements, you know some C (carbon) H (hydrogen) and some O (oxygen), and a number, the number 3.
So may I present,
60 x60" square
Fabrics: Kona cotton black (bias tape/letters C,H,O), Kona snow (background), Kona steel, 2 circles, glass nano particle fabric (the 3 and 1 circle). The back is pieced (from stash) chemistry fabrics (thank you Christine) and more Kona solids.
|Quilt back. showcasing a small collection of Chemistry fabrics.|
Thread: Piecing: Aurifil #2024 in 50 wt, 100% cotton.
Quilting, same as above with the addition of Black for the bias tape and letters. Superior threads metallic in silver for the accent.
Batting: 100% recycled cotton batting from Pellon
Binding: pieced 2" straight of grain (Kona snow, WOW scraps, IKEA black and white scraps)
|pieced binding is subtle|
Quilting: FMQ irregular triangles around compound and pebbles (bubbles) for the rest. 3 circles outlines only.
|The addition of metallics is subtle but effective.|
Techniques: Bias tape appliqué, turned edge appliqué, glue basting, FMQ
Labeling: Although I will have an additional post about the label specifics, let's just say for now, I have a new way to label, and I love it. The "spontaneous Threads" is on the quilt and it can't be removed. It's also "reflective".
|Periodic table fabric compliments of Christine Perrigio|
|The flash is on for this photo and the glass nano particle fabric really stands out in the "aspirin" circle |
and the number 3.
|Subtle metallic outline (x3)|
|Erlenmeyer Flasks, how cute is that!!!!|