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Thread: Quilts in the classroom

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    My husband had a lab that was boring, no color except at the front. Quilts geared to astronomy and to his interests were the answer.

    The first has a photo of Venus in transit across the sun. A lady put a digital camera in front of his telescope lens. She was kind enough to e-mail some of the photos. I chose this one then dyed and over dyed fabrics to go with it and made him this quilt

    There is a tiny dot of black on the lower right side of the sun. That is Venus
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    Because he teaches physics and has engineers, I thought a impossible traingle would be good
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    This is called an exploding star. Actually it was the first quilt I made for the lab
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    This last one features a frame that was inspired by Bob Ross. It is a whole piece of cloth underneath. Neon paints were used to highlight the center section so that your eye went right to that area. My husband is a scuba diver.
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    What a great idea! They all look so science-oriented, and definitely brighten up the space!

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    Interesting quilts

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    Holy cow! They are FABULOUS!

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    Excellent!!

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    All are great, but I especially like the Impossible Triangle.

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    They're beautiful!

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    fantastic all of them wow

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    Good thinking. Good work.

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    Wow, you are quite the fabric artist. These are just great and perfectly made for his lab. So cool!

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    I thought you meant lab as in dog at first-teehee-All of those quilts are Awesome!!

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    Wow-those are fantastic!! What unique designs!

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    How neat! Great job!

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    That is such a creative idea to hang science oriented quilts in your husband's lab. You did a wonderful job and I'll bet they will be heirlooms in your family. They are awesome!!

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    Love geometric patterns

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    Those are fabulous quilts. I love the way you incorporated the science aspect of it. The Churn Dash impossible triangle quilt is brilliant.

    I have a couple of friends who are professors/Phd's in the mathematics dept at a major university. I've "borrowed" a couple of the images from their work to make quilts (currently WIPs).
    Hurts my head to understand the mathematical theories but I can interpret the images into fabric. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Those are fabulous quilts. I love the way you incorporated the science aspect of it. The Churn Dash impossible triangle quilt is brilliant.

    I have a couple of friends who are professors/Phd's in the mathematics dept at a major university. I've "borrowed" a couple of the images from their work to make quilts (currently WIPs).
    Hurts my head to understand the mathematical theories but I can interpret the images into fabric. ;-)
    I'm thinking string theory, etc.

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    Wow!

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    Wow, you're really talented! I love venus!

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    What fabulous and imaginative quilts

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    These are great quilts. The colours are wonderful and really make you think about them.

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    Wow, amazing art!!

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    what clever ideas I love the second and last one . good job

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    Wow. How did you do that impossible triangle? Was it purely your creation or based on something else? I love it (and all the others but especially the impossible triangle)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliostone
    All are great, but I especially like the Impossible Triangle.
    Totally agree! You should sell the pattern for the IT! Beautifully done on all counts.

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