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    I work in health physics, a co-worker had a baby last year and I made them a baby quilt, the history of science.
    Many of the designs came from theflossbox.com.
    It will be a couple of postings.

    Please remember this is the first quilt I acutally quilted. It's not bad, but it is unique. It actually won 3rd place as an art quilt at the county fair last year.

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    Let's get Scientific
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    I thougth that if the child was exposed from the cradle maybe science wouldn't be so intimadating when she got older.

    the atom
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    visible spectrum-the rainbow
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    Isaac Newton and gravity
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    very interesting.

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    I'll add the rest later. I'm really proud of this. The family who received it absolutely love it.

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    That is certainly different. A sneaky way to create a baby Einstein.

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    That is so cool!! I think you've got a great idea there...exposing children to science at a young age does make it seem more familiar and less intimidating. You can tell you put a TON of work into that!! Well done! I love it!

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    How creative and perfect a gift. It will have many years of love ahead.

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    I think that is TOTALLY COOL. I have a nephew who was exposed to books and music while in the womb. He is now an English teacher and a musician.

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    That is SO unique. I'm sure mom loves it!

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    I'm having problems posting the rest. More photos are on webshots:

    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...76976801CeEDhk

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    I'll just post a few more for people who don't like to click on links:
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    This quilt took about 4 months to complete. A lot of it was trying to figure out how to make the concepts into a block.

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    the basics of radiation safety
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    discovery of x-rays
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    I had most of the blocks completed and was showing them to the scientists at work when they all said I had to put something about the Manhatten Project. I'm like, "You're joking right? This is a baby quilt." They kept telling me that I couldn't have a complete history of science without it.... So I settled for words, I figure she can look it up when she's older.
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    Love, love, love it!!! Very clever, very lucky recepients!

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    Wow! That is just so awesome.

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    that is totally wicked awesome cool!! as my old math teacher used to say. I hope that the baby grows to be a scientist because of the quilt. hehe

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    Now THAT is a fabulous quilt. I feel like I've had a little science refresher just looking at your pictures!!
    I love how you have quilted it, too. The whole thing is just plain ol' scientific poetry. :) :)

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    You have both sides of the brain going there, for sure!

    I would be so thrilled if someone made a quilt like that for my children. I have a handkerchief with basic scientific principles on it and I love it.

    I think this is fabulous idea and I congratulate you on it!

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    OUTSTANDING! So creative. Mind blowing & mind expanding. What a great idea!

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    My quilting friends had seen the finished product and kept harrassing me to enter it into the fair. I've never done that before and I'd already given it the family.

    So finally I asked my co-worker if it could have it back for the fair for just a couple weeks and "you can so no, it's ok. I won't be offended. It will give me an excuse not to enter it."

    They were estactic to see it in the county fair, I was friends with the lady who did the ribbons so she allowed me to have a second 3rd place ribbon so I could have one for my scrap book and they could keep one attached to the quilt.

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    My husband teaches Physics. He liked your quilt too

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    I work with physisits, I went around to everyone and asked "who's your favorite scientist? Who are the important historical people? and what are some good basic ideas?"

    Then I had to spend the rest of the time figuring out which scientist would make a good block and which ideas I could illustrate. Towards the middle I was ready to hang it all up and make a nice 9 patch.

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    That is fantastic! So orginal! I love it!

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    Absolutely wonderful job!

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    I love this! What a cute gift for a science family You've given me some ideas for quilts for all the lawyer couples I know...

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    what a great gift, an some very pretty colors also. joyce j

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