February 28, 2014

Science Fair

I finished this quilt some time ago, but forgot to blog about it.  It's the Science Fair pattern designed by Jaybird Quilts, and I used V&Company's Simply Style for Moda.  The background is an ombre from the first V&Company collection, Simply Color.

I love how this quilt turned out.  I can't take credit for the ombre idea.  I blatantly lifted it after seeing several versions using the ombre background on Quilting is My Bliss.

This quilt was fun and very easy to make, really - it only looks complicated!  I added an extra background piece to the top and bottom of each vertical row, then trimmed them off square, but the pattern as designed follows the shape of the hexagons for a fun ziggy zaggy edge.

This doesn't match anything in my house, but will get a Minky backing and it will make a fun rec room cuddle-up-on-the-couch quilt.


  1. That quilt makes me smile. I love ombre anything and this really fits the bill!

  2. I started this quilt at my LQS - last week. I am using Moda - Modern Roses collection and making a queen size for my daughter. It is a very fun pattern. Thanks for posting, great too see what other quilters have done with it.

  3. JUST GORGEOUS! I really like that background fabric , very different :-D