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December 21, 2017
Use Sewing Supplies to Make Science Geek Fancy Party Apparel! from Gefilte Quilt

Here's my DH Alan, at a fancy party last week.

Why was Alan at a fancy party? What's that on his tie? A closer look:

Still wondering? I'm so glad you asked. It's a long story - a VERY long story.

One billion, three hundred million years ago, in a galaxy far, far away, two massive black holes whirled around each other, then crashed together.
This happened so far away and long ago that nothing could take a photograph of it, but here's an artist's rendition of the pre-climactic moment.

The event emitted vast energy ...

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October 31, 2017
New patterns! from Flying Parrot Quilts

I’m so excited to show you all the new patterns I’ve been working on for the last few months! I’ll have individual posts with more details on all of them over the next few weeks. They are all available in my Craftsy shop now and will shortly be available as paper patterns. (Local quilt shops are bringing them home from Quilt Market, so check there first!)

Dogwood Dreams (appliqué)

Dogwood Dreams pattern | Flying Parrot Quilts |

Geo Rex  (paper piecing)

Geo Rex | Flying Parrot Quilts |

Moroccan Tiles

Moroccan Tiles pattern | Flying Parrot Quilts |


Potions Quilt Pattern | Flying Parrot Quilts |


Twister quilt pattern | Flying Parrot Quilts |

Artichoke block: major update with a new setting option and reformatted templates!

Artichoke quilt pattern | Flying Parrot Quilts |

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September 13, 2017
MQG Quilt of the Month – September 2017! from Flying Parrot Quilts

I’ve made another science quilt (shocking, I know!), and this one is the Modern Quilt Guild’s September Quilt of the Month, meaning members can download the pattern from the community site! I’m so excited to share the quilt and just a little bit about the science with you.

Molecular Test quilt by Sylvia Schaefer, inspired by gel electrophoresis/Flying Parrot Quilts |

This quilt is called Molecular Test because it is based on a test called “gel electrophoresis” (pronounced “e-lec-tro-FOR-ee-sys”). Scientists use this method to separate molecules (typically, proteins or DNA fragments) by size. Basically, the samples are placed in a gel medium and an electric current is applied, which causes ...

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