This is one of those patterns that has been on my to-do list for years! Finally I stitched up the Mini Science Fair Quilt for myself! I remember when I purchased the pattern, that I would get to it right away, but I of course found myself distracted by some new fabric/pattern and this was set aside.
Well the thing about moving from one room to another, I found some mini quilt patterns that were forgotten about. So I decided since I wasn't sewing up any large quilts for a little while, now would be a perfect time to make a few of those long forgotten mini quilts. Plus it helps that I need some new mini quilts to hang on my walls in my new sewing room.
For my version, I went digging in my scrap bins and found a beautiful little rainbow to make my Mini Science Fair. Some of these fabrics I've had for awhile and others are recent additions to the scrap bins. When I decided on my rainbow idea, i didn't know if the end product would look like it did in my head. It works for me since I just love color and it is a nice reminder of old projects.
I pieced this mini on my Bernina Activa 220, since I was testing out the fix my husband did on her. For the quilting I jumped on my Janome HD9 and did a fun zig zag outline of the hexies. It was fun to use both of my machines, since they are great for different reasons. Now I will admit, the binding did intimidate me, all of the 120 degree angles, but with some careful sewing, it came together!
Like most of my scrap projects, this is another 100% scrap project. I didn't bust through too many scraps with this one, but with a few of my other mini quilts in the works I'm hoping to bring the bins under control (yeah, right!).
Pattern: Mini Science Fair Quilt by Jaybird Quilts
Dimensions: 12.5 inches x 16.5 inches
Quilting: Straight line zig zag
Fabrics: various designers from my scrap bins
Linking up with Alycia Quilts for Finished or Not Finished Friday