February 15, 2016

Particle Physics Quilt

I made this wall quilt as a Valentine for my husband. He loves reading about particle physics, string theory and quantum theory. I saw a little drawing he had made of this standard model of particle physics and it intrigued me. So I decided this would be the design for his Valentine this year.

I don't know a ton about particle physics but the red sections represent the quarks, the green represents the leptons, the blue sections are the gauge bosons and the purple in the center represents the Higgs boson.

I added the two hearts since it is a Valentine. The love boson perhaps?

I quilted it with swirls using gray Aurifil 50 weight.

It was really fun to make and my husband loved it! I hope you had a happy Valentine's Day, too.
I'd love to see what you have been working on this week.

Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday and Finish it up Friday. and Off the Wall Friday



  1. Just love this! You should call it Love Chemistry or something like that. Perfect for your husband.

  2. What a clever idea: I don't think I've ever seen a physics-based quilt before but it looks great!

  3. This is so unique, great idea! Love the little hearts too!

  4. Also physics geek (though, I admit, particle physics is tough and not something I've worked with) and as a quilter: Well done!!!

  5. Oh my gosh, I love this! It's very.. CHARMing. Heh. Bad jokes aside, this is super cute.


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