Because Science - a Finished Quilt

Once the t-shirt quilts were done, I had time to catch up on a few quilts for family and friends - first up, a quilt for my elder child. 

This one started when he saw a quilt on a friend's blog last fall, and immediately asked for a copy. He wanted it in rainbow order, and added science fabric to the math fabric she used. 

It has two special fabrics in it - the first is this red. We did an Oklahoma shop hop back in 2011, and both of us grabbed this bolt at the same time. So I used it to remind him that he once liked to fabric shop with me.

The second is the blue Mercury fabric by Alison Glass, ordered after he found out he got a full scholarship to Space Camp in Alabama. His favorite space stuff is the early Mercury and Gemini programs, so I thought it was appropriate.

I tried to get him to take a picture of the quilt actually AT Space Camp, but apparently he was too busy having fun. 

The math fabric is Back to School Algebra and the science fabric is Science Fair Formulas. And it was a pain in the butt to keep it all going the correct way. Thank goodness for design walls!

Who's going to miss this fence? {No one!}

The rest of the fabric came from my stash - I used 9" squares to make 8" finished HSTs, so it was easy to cut from quarter/half yards. My first pull was actually all polka dot fabric, so I started replacing each color one at a time...until I had no polka dots. Whoops. Sorry, polka dots!

I know the orange is Cotton + Steel Netorious, but I can't find the notebook I wrote the rest of the colors in. The joys of moving! I'll update when I finally unpack the box with that notebook.

The backing is extra-wide minky, because my child refuses any other backing. The binding is a crosshatch, which was originally picked to be the blue in the quilt.

He now uses it to make a "minky sandwich" with his Minecraft quilt in bed. It's a little disturbing.